Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr confirmed today his country signed an agreement to supply nuclear materials to the United Arab Emirates.
The security measures include the manipulation of uranium (without any risk) and the security of the radioactive material, restrictions on a new export operation and warranty on its use for peaceful objectives, said Carr to the press today.
UAE becomes the first Middle East country to purchase uranium from Australia, and Carr specified the agreement was previously agreed in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE with its Head of State, Sheik Abdulá bin Zayed al-Nahyam.
According to the World Nuclear Association Australia is not a power regarding atomic energy but it is the world's third uranium exporter after Kazakhstan and Canada and counts on 23 percent of the world's reserves of uranium.
The government of the UAE said that it will need 40,000 Megawatts for its own development for 2020, so nuclear energy would be one of the choices for the purpose, despite its enormous reserves of oil and gas