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AMSSNuR Elected Representative of North Africa at 14th Forum of Nuclear Regulators in Africa

The Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR) was elected representative of North Africa at the 14th plenary meeting of the Forum of Nuclear Regulators in Africa (FNRBA), held on September 28 in Vienna.

Organized on the sidelines of the 66th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), this meeting was devoted to the election of a new president of the Forum after more than two years of Moroccan presidency, with the participation of representatives of member states, said Monday the Agency in a statement.

In view of the importance of developing and maintaining capacity in African IAEA Member States, the FNRBA has worked, during the two years of the Moroccan presidency, to promote a sustainable global nuclear safety and security framework and has achieved tangible results despite the well-known challenges that African Member States face in strengthening nuclear safety and security, recalled the acting director of AMSSNuR, Mounji Zniber.

Indeed, the work of the six thematic working groups of the FNRBA has led to concrete results in the areas of legislative and regulatory infrastructure, radiation and waste safety, nuclear safety infrastructure, emergency preparedness and response, transport safety infrastructure, and nuclear security infrastructure, Zniber said as quoted in the statement.

He also reiterated Morocco’s commitment, through its regulatory body, to continue to work closely with other FNRBA member states to further strengthen cooperation in the peaceful applications of nuclear energy and ensure its safe, secure and responsible use.

The FNRBA was formally recognized as a regional intergovernmental organization in 2019, the statement recalled, adding that the network brings together regulators from 34 African IAEA Member States with the objective of improving, strengthening and harmonizing the regulatory infrastructure for nuclear radiation protection, safety and security, as well as disseminating and strengthening the safety and security culture among its Member States.

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