Jordan and Iraq signed a nuclear-energy cooperation agreement on Saturday, according to reports in Jordanian media.

The protocol was signed by chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Khaled Toukan and Iraqi Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Qusay al-Suhail.

Suhail stressed the importance of improving cooperation in all fields, including providing Iraq with medical and industrial radioactive isotopes, reported the Petra Jordan News Agency.

Toukan said the Jordan Research and Training Reactor at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, which the delegation visited, was key for training nuclear engineers.

Other states in the Middle East with nuclear-energy programs include Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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