Riyadh-Argentina is seeking to boost its cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the field of nuclear energy, transform the agreement signed between the two countries in 2011 on peaceful use of nuclear energy into action and work on increasing Saudi investment and trade exchange to build a promising future of bilateral strategic cooperation, according to an Argentine diplomat.
Argentina’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jaime Sergio told Asharq Al-Awsat: “We hope our strategic relations with Saudi Arabia would reach their highest levels in different political and economic fields.”
Sergio said that the agreement between the two countries on using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes was signed between King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) and Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services of Argentina.
The Argentine Ambassador added that his country is ready to consider this agreement one of the most important reasons to building a promising future of strategic cooperation between the two countries.
He noted the success of Guadalajara Agreement, which was signed between Brazil and Argentina for the exclusively peaceful use of nuclear energy, in addition to the establishment of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC)- created to monitor the two countries’ commitment to unequivocally pursuing the exclusively peaceful use of nuclear energy and to administrating the newly-created Common System for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials.
Sergio stressed that his country puts boosting relations with Saudi Arabia at the head of its diplomatic efforts, noting that bilateral cooperation contributes to developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes aiming at achieving technological, social and economic development.