Czech, Jordan to cooperate in use of nuclear energy

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-23 04:48:30|Editor: Zhou Xin
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PRAGUE, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka signed an agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy with visiting Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Tuesday.

The agreement will improve their cooperation in the field of science and research and will facilitate the access of Czech companies to the construction of nuclear reactors in Jordan.

At a press conference, Mulki and Sobotka said that they also talked about humanitarian aid, trade and Middle East disputes.

Sobotka described Jordan as one of the key partners of the Czech Republic in the Middle East. He said Jordan is an island of stability in the region that is otherwise struck by violent conflicts, and Czech is to support Jordan so that it can remain a stable country in the future. Sobotka said he would like Jordan to establish its diplomatic mission in Prague.

On Monday, the Czech government agreed to send 15 million crowns (0.68 million U.S. dollars) to Jordan for the construction of a training center for asylum policy.

Earlier this year, the country sent 40 million crowns for the development of the refugee camp in Azraq, Jordan.

According to Sobotka, Czech spends about 50 million crowns annually on direct support to refugee camps in Jordan and plans to continue.

Mulki said about 1.4 million Syrian refugees have been staying in Jordan. He said he believes that the situation in Syria needs to be resolved politically. The humanitarian aid provided by Czech helped to relieve some of the burden on the Kingdom of Jordan.