Saudi Arabia to work closely with US on nuclear power plans

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih speaking during a news conference in Riyadh.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih speaking during a news conference in Riyadh.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

RIYADH (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia aims to work closely with the United States on its plans to build nuclear power generation capacity in the oil producing kingdom, the energy minister said on Wednesday (Jan 9).

Riyadh wants Washington to be "part and parcel" of Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme, which will be entirely for peaceful purposes, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said.

He also said the United States was a key provider for nuclear technology.

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