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Sarkozy: Ready for civilian nuclear accords with Arab nations

A Tunisian newspaper is quoting French President Nicolas Sarkozy as saying he is seeking more partnerships with Arab countries regarding civilian nuclear power.

 

The Ach-Chourouk paper reports that Sarkozy says he is convinced that nuclear energy is a key to sustainable development. Sarkozy will make a state visit to Tunisia on Monday. The newspaper quoted him Sunday as him as saying he will sign an agreement on civilian nuclear development there. In the past year, Sarkozy has signed such accords with Algeria, Libya, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. (AP)