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The Nuclear Energy Agency and Advanced Technologies (AENTA) reported that Cuba and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed a technical cooperation agreement for 2014-2017. Fidel José Santana Núñez, Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (CITMA) and Kwaku Aning, Deputy Director General for theTechnical Cooperation of IAEA signed the document.

The objectives are referred in the National Program Framework of Cuba, signed in Austria, IAEA headquarters. The first purpose of the joint collaboration is the application of nuclear technologies in the identification and treatment of cancer, which is the leading cause of death in the country.

The remaining priorities are related to irradiation to support the health and food industry, particularly the latter as ionizing treatment to certain foods, as well as environmental protection.

Source: ACN

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