Jordan signs an important protocol with Iraq
21:30 - 24/08/2019
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Information / Baghdad
Jordan's Atomic Energy Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education signed on Saturday a cooperation protocol in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy and radioisotope production.
The official Petra news agency reported that the head of the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission, Khalid Toukan, and the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Science and Technology, Qusai Abdul-Wahab al-Suhail, signed a protocol of cooperation in the field of research on the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the production of radioisotopes. Of the Jordanian nuclear reactor for research and training.
The protocol provides an opportunity to train and prepare Iraqi cadres in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Khaled Toukan described the move as "positive", which establishes cooperation between the two countries in the short and medium term in the field of the use of nuclear energy.
The Jordanian official stressed the strong relations between the two countries and the importance of enhancing cooperation in all fields, including providing the Iraqi market with medical and industrial radioisotopes to support nuclear applications in the fields of medicine, agriculture, water and industry in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
He pointed to the importance of nuclear research reactors in building human capacity, such as the Jordanian nuclear reactor for research and training and its pivotal role in training nuclear engineers, in addition to building capacity in the field of licensing.
For his part, Qusay Abdul-Wahab al-Suhail, expressed his readiness to cooperate in the fields of export of radioactive iodine-131 isotope for use in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine, in the form of solution or capsules and radioactivity required.
It is noteworthy that Jordan produced and purely local efforts isotopes "Iodine 131-I" and "Molybium 99-Mo" and "Iridium 192-Ir" from the Jordanian nuclear reactor for research and training, within the terms of the operating license granted to the Jordanian nuclear reactor for research and training from the Regulatory Authority Energy and Minerals Sector.
The Commission also began marketing iodine 131 to Jordanian nuclear medicine centers and hospitals for use in diagnostic and therapeutic examinations as a step to cover local needs, expand the production of radioisotopes and raise production capacity to include other medical and industrial isotopes, in particular Iridium Ir-192 in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001 certification. Finished 25 N