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Press release | Institutional | Energies | Nuclear energy
On the occasion of the state visit to France of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, from March 24 to 26, 2019, CEA Deputy General Administrator Laurence Piketty renewed with the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) its cooperation agreement in the field of civilian applications of nuclear energy.
Initiated more than 30 years ago, the cooperation between the CEA and the CAEA is part of this cooperation agreement, whose 13th edition was signed on March 25, 2019, in the presence of Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping. Renewed for a period of 3 years, this agreement aims to strengthen their collaboration particularly in the following areas: basic research, the application of nuclear technologies, nuclear reactors, controlled fusion, the nuclear fuel cycle and the management of nuclear fuel, radioactive waste, the joint development of third-party markets.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.