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Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear power program: minister

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-13 10:01

Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud, speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, Nov 10, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia aims to take advantage of its uranium resources to develop its nuclear power program, Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud revealed on Wednesday.

During the International Mining Conference in Riyadh, he highlighted the importance of energy flexibility to face the transition to clean energy, Al Arabiya News reported.

The minister said that the kingdom wants to benefit from nuclear technology to diversify its energy mix.

"We do have a huge amount of uranium resource, which we would like to exploit and we will be doing it in the most transparent way," he said.

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