MME conducted training programme on fighting Illegal Trafficking of Nuclear, radioactive materials

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The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) organised a training course on combating illegal trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials through border crossings that began on Monday, in co-operation with the EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE), and the specialised Austrian Consultancy (ENCO) in nuclear security and safety.
The three-day course, through visual communication technology, involving specialists from various national stakeholders in the field, aims to strengthen technical and human capabilities in the field of nuclear security, fortify border crossings, radiological detection methods and risk assessment.
Representative of Qatar's point of contact at the European Union Center of Excellence Eng. Hamad Salah Ibrahim, explained that this course comes in co-ordination with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the EU for the first time in this field, in support of Qatar's efforts to secure its air, land and sea ports.
In the long and near term, in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which Qatar will host in 2022.
He also praised the role of the UNICRI and the EU in spreading awareness and maintaining security, pointing out that the cooperation of the concerned authorities in Qatar with these international bodies enhances national and regional capabilities to maintain security and peace and spread peaceful awareness in the field of nuclear security, in commitment and pledge by Qatar to the international conventions and treaties signed. (QNA)

Source: QNA