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UN nuclear watchdog's senior experts review Kuwait's nuclear security plan
November 4, 2013, 9:11 am

Two senior experts from the nuclear security department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have held talks with Kuwaiti officials and scientists over a number of nuclear energy issues.

"The IAEA experts have reviewed Kuwait's national integrated plan for nuclear security for the coming three years (2014-2016)," Dr. Nader Al-Awadhi, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research's (KISR) Deputy Director General for Information and National Liaison Officer with IAEA, told reporters Sunday.

"During its three-day visit to Kuwait, the IAEA delegation held several meetings with senior officials and specialists at various national institutions," Al-Awadhi added.
He stated that the meetings tackled the role of the IAEA in promoting nuclear security and the most important achievements of Kuwait's National Plan for Nuclear Security for the 2009-13 period.

Also discussed the main aspects of Kuwait's Nuclear Security Plan, the emergency plan and office training and the IAEA's proposed amendments to the National Plan of Integrated Nuclear Security for the coming next three years, Al-Awadhi said.

He noted that the experts have reviewed the revised draft of the national plan after including the agreed upon amendments before they conclude their visit and named the national bodies, which will be responsible for following up the execution of the national plan.

Representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs, health, interior and defense, National Guard and Fire Service Directorate and General Administration of Customs and KISR have participated in the discussions and meetings held with the IAEA experts.

The international experts visited several authorities including the General Administration of Customs, Civil Defense Department and KISR. 

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