France, Algeria agree on nuclear cooperation

05 December 2007

[Associated Press, 4 December] France and Algeria signed a nuclear cooperation agreement during a three-day visit by French president Nicolas Sarkozy to Algiers. The nuclear framework agreement is designed to facilitate industrial partnerships, transfers of technology and cooperation in training. The agreement could lead to the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant. The nuclear deal must be endorsed by the European Union, which has to verify that it conforms with the Euratom treaty. During a tour of north Africa in July, Sarkozy indicated that he was willing to share French expertise in civil nuclear power with Algeria.

Further information

WNA's Cooperation in the Nuclear Power Industry information paper
Emerging Nuclear Energy Countries information paper
French Nuclear Power Program information paper

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