The experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency have praised the significant progress that has occurred in Qatar in the fields of environment, radiation medicine, addressing the risks of radiation pollution, and food safety. They also highlighted that Qatari laboratories and facilities will play a major role in training technical personnel from member states of the agency in these areas.
This came during a meeting between Mr. Abdulhadi Nasser Al Marri, Assistant Undersecretary Minister of Environment, the National Liaison Officer to the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the agency’s experts represented by Ms. Jane Abaya, Director of the Technical Cooperation Division for Asia and the Pacific at the Agency, and Ms. Marina Meshcher, Director of the Technical Cooperation Department at the Agency.
The meeting reviewed ways to develop cooperation between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the state of Qatar. Attendees discussed Qatar’s projects in technical cooperation with the agency and methods for their implementation. The experts also praised the significant role Qatar will play in training technical personnel from member states of the agency in the fields of radiation medicine and food safety. This will be achieved through the signing of an Operational Arrangements Agreement between the agency and the state of Qatar on November 9, 2023, aiming to enhance the capabilities of countries by designating several laboratories in Qatar as a collaborative center with the International Atomic Energy Agency.