Monday, January 10, 2011

Jordan Signed Nuclear Accord With Romania, Times Says

Jordan signed a nuclear cooperation accord with Romania yesterday, the Jordan Timesreported, citing the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission.

The agreement, which paves the way for the transfer of knowledge and training support, brings to 10 the number of countries that Jordan has signed such agreements with, the newspaperreported.

Jordan, much of which consists of desert, relies almost entirely on imports for its energy needs. The kingdom is turning to nuclear power to meet increasing electricity demand and plans to build its first nuclear plant by 2019.

The kingdom has already signed nuclear-cooperation agreements with Argentina, Canada, China, France, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Spain and the U.K.

To contact the reporter on this story: Massoud A. Derhally in Beirut, Lebanon atmderhally@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Louis Meixler at lmeixler@bloomberg.net

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