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Kuwait, France eye cooperation in water, oil, renewable energy
May 25, 2014, 10:25 am
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Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Director General Naji Al-Mutairi and French Ambassador to Kuwait Christian Nakhle.

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Director General Naji Al-Mutairi and French Ambassador to Kuwait Christian NakhlØ£© met here on Saturday on bilateral cooperation in the area of water, oil and renewable energy research.

The KISR Director General said in news statements that his agency is willing to draw upon France's experience in the research and scientific realm, calling for closer scientific cooperation between Kuwait and France.

The KISR promotes scientific and applied research, particularly in matters related to industry, natural and food resources and other primary constituents of national economy, in an endeavor to serve the goals of economic, technological and scientific development, and to advise the government on scientific matters and on scientific policy issues.

The KISR is seeking through its five-year plan to develop its researches in the fields of water, oil and renewable energy research, especially a renewable energy project that is part of Kuwait's strategy to diversify energy sources.

This project is predicted to produce 70 megawatts and once it is completed it can provide around 255,000 megawatts of power to 5,000 houses per annum, he pointed out.

On his part, French Ambassador to Kuwait Christian NakhlØ£© stressed the significant role of the pioneering institute in research and scientific projects, and highly touted its great achievements and long experience in various realms.

He also voiced admiration at the institute's various activities, hoping that bilateral scientific cooperation would be expanded reinforced for the common interest of both friendly countries.

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