The MoU aims to strengthen nuclear medicine services in Morocco.
Rabat – The minister of Energy, Hydrocarbons, and the environment Aziz Rabbah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Center for Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology (CNSTN), the American Long Island University, France’s Dassault Systemes, and the national Canadian laboratory Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.
The signatories inked the MoU on Thursday, November 8 in Rabat.
The MoU aims to establish a strategic partnership (consortium) to contribute to the strengthening of nuclear medical services in Morocco, and to improve the production processes for radioactive pharmaceuticals.
During the signing ceremony, Rabbah called for enhancing African cooperation in line with King Mohammed VI’s instructions to strengthen African cooperation. He also recalled the strategic relations that Morocco maintains with French, American and Canadian partners.
The minister commended the pivotal role that the CNSTN plays in Africa and in the nuclear field.
CNSTN’s main role is to promote scientific research and the application of nuclear techniques, the organization also prepares the technological bases necessary for the introduction of nuclear power in Morocco.
He also called for strengthening work on three levels to develop this sector, namely education, training, scientific research, and the transition to pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The MoU is aimed primarily at improving international nuclear medicine services, particularly on the African continent, through a new and innovative approach to the value chain of radioactive pharmaceutical production.
The agreement also involves improving production processes in nuclear research reactors and accelerators and the development of education and training programs in African countries. The training programs include certification in nuclear medicine and radiation pharmacy.
Through the MoU, the CNSTN will benefit from shared best practices with its renowned partners with the aim of strengthening nuclear medicine services in Morocco.