On August 31, the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR) completed training on nuclear safety for twenty-five executives from various African countries within the framework of cooperation with the International atomic energy (IAEA), set up in them 1960s.
The Vienna-based organization closely follows the development of the kingdom’s nuclear sector, which today has only one nuclear research center. Located in Mâamora, the RAA-1 reactor, of the TRIGA Mark II type (designed by the American General Atomics), if it does not produce electricity, allows the kingdom to manufacture radionuclides, which can be used in cancer therapies or in the fight, as in 2019, against the spread of the foot-and-mouth epidemic.
Morocco is ambitious in the field and hopes to one day be able to produce electricity through nuclear power. During of the decade 2009-2019, the kingdom was ranked by the IAEA “first country on the scale of Africa in terms of contribution to South-South cooperation through the provision of experts and the hosting of fellows”. A “title” that Azzeddine Farhane, the Moroccan ambassador to the Austrian capital, did not fail to recall on June 7.
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On June 20, Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the United Nations agency, traveled to Rabat to sign a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Health for the fight against cancer and zoonoses.