Saudi Arabia and France set to sign nuclear pact

07 July 2010

Saudi Arabia and France are to sign a nuclear cooperation pact in order to develop atomic energy for peaceful purposes, Arab News has reported. The nuclear pact was first proposed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy in talks with King Abdullah in June 2007 in Paris, and the French side submitted a draft when Sarkozy visited Riyadh in January 2008. Analysts now expect the agreement to be inked during the upcoming state visit of King Abdullah to France.

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