Morocco: Nuclear Safety - Morocco Stresses the Importance It Attaches to International, African Cooperation

South Africa's Koeberg plant outside Cape Town is Africa's only nuclear power station so far.

Rabat — Director-General of the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR), Khammar Mrabit stressed the importance Morocco attaches to international and African cooperation.

During a technical meeting of states parties to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its amendment, held on December 3-4 under his chairmanship, Mrabit highlighted key national achievements, including the creation of the "AMSSNuR" as well as the steps taken to implement a national nuclear safety system.

This meeting, held in the presence of over 130 participants, is part of the commitments taken by the Kingdom through international conventions on nuclear and radiological safety and security and the recommendations and guidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), AMSSNuR said in a statement.

Morocco intends to host on June 22-25, 2021, a regional workshop on promoting the universalization of the CPPNM and its amendment, with a view to inviting African countries that have not yet done so to join this important legal instrument.

The CPPNM provides the necessary tools to protect nuclear facilities, as well as nuclear materials used, stored and transported nationally and internationally. It can also help ensure that anyone involved in criminal acts using nuclear material will be denied haven and brought to justice.

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