France to cooperate with Libya on nukes

May 30, 2005 at 11:27 AM
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TRIPOLI, Libya, May 30 (UPI) -- France agreed officially Monday to cooperate with Libya for the use of nuclear energy for peaceful objectives, the Libyan News Agency, JANA, reported.

It said the Libyan government was informed of France's decision in an official memorandum delivered by the French ambassador in Tripoli to Foreign Minister Abdel Rahman Shalqam.

France said it is keen on signing an agreement for mutual cooperation in the field of using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, JANA said.

Paris also emphasized its move came in appreciation of Libya's decision last year to cancel all its programs for developing weapons of mass destruction.

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