The first meeting of the Saudi Russian Nuclear Joint Coordinating Committee was held in Riyadh on Tuesday 6 Jumada II, 1437H ( March 15, 2016G) where the Saudi side was headed by Dr. Waleed Abulfaraj , Vice President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) and the Russian side was presided over by the first Deputy of the Executive President of the Governmental Corporation for Atomic Energy in Russian Federation "Rosatom" Mr. Kirill Komarov.
This meeting comes within the framework of the Agreement concluded between the two countries in Ramadan 1st, 1436H (June 18th, 2015G) to cooperate in the field of the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The two parties discussed during the meeting aspects of cooperation in the fields of peaceful uses of atomic energy and ways of developing cooperation and implementation of joint programs and projects, especially benefitting from techniques and expertise related to atomic energy relished by the Russian side which could contribute in the implementation of atomic energy projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Also, the President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Dr. Hashem Abdullah Yamani received this Tuesday morning 6 Jumada II, 1437H (March 15th, 2016G) the first deputy of the Executive President of the Governmental Corporation for Atomic Energy in Russian Federation "Rosatom" Mr. Kirill Komarov and the accompanying delegate in the presence of, the United Russian Ambassador to the Kingdom Mr. Oleig Ozirof at the K.A.CARE headquarters in Riyadh, as well as a number of K.A.CARE high ranking officials where the Russian side was acquainted with the Kingdom's ambitious plans in establishing the atomic and renewable energy sectors within the mix of energy resources in the Kingdom over the coming years.
"Rosatom" Company is considered one of the major international bodies in this field as it encompass several nuclear research and development companies and institutions working in the civilian sectors and has 70 years of experience in the nuclear scope and is considered amongst the pioneering international bodies in techniques and competencies which provide advanced solutions in the scope of energy and industry.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Kingdom's aim from establishing K.A.CARE comes as a confirmation of the importance of utilizing alternative resources for the generation of electricity and water desalination through the use of atomic and renewable energy in an effort to maintain and preserve its hydrocarbon resources for the coming generations or to invest it through exports and industry, it will also provide investment and functional opportunities that buildup the economy through Saudization of the industries of alternative energy services in the Kingdom.