Jordan Science Draws French Support

    Jordan’s science and technology sector, particulary the nuclear industry, got a boost after the country signed seven deals with France on Feb. 21, Jordan Times reports. 

    These deals include an agreement focusing on Jordan’s uranium mining and extraction and the creation of a nuclear center for excellence. The establishment of this center is expected to boost scientific and technological cooperation between Jordan and France. Jordan’s know-how on nuclear issues will also get a boost with the introduction of science master’s degree and training workshops.

    Other deals signed by Jordan Prime Minister Samir Rifai and French Prime Minister Francois Fillon include agreements on biodiversity conservation, trade, disaster protection, disaster assistance and building capacity within the country’s public finance sector.

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