Canada, UAE sign administrative arrangement

September 19, 2012

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed today an Administrative Arrangement pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government Of Canada and the Government Of United Arab Emirates for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

The Agreement and the Administrative Arrangement will allow Canadian companies to export nuclear items for peaceful uses, in accordance with Canada’s nuclear non-proliferation policy.

The Administrative Arrangement implements the provisions of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement to ensure the peaceful use of Canadian nuclear items authorized for export by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

The signing of this Arrangement between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE reflects the shared commitment by both organizations to work collaboratively to facilitate nuclear cooperation, while maintaining strong and effective non-proliferation standards.

The Arrangement was signed by the President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Michael Binder, and the Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the IAEA, H.E. Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi on 19 September, 2012.