17 January 2023
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visited the Barakah nuclear plant on Monday as part of a state visit to the UAE.
Yoon was received by the UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the site in Al Dhafra.Seoul’s first attempt to build atomic reactors abroad also brings hopes of lucrative maintenance contracts and future projects in the Emirates.
The 20 billion USD Barakah nuclear power plant will one day account for nearly a quarter of all of the Emirates’ power needs. Already, Yoon's four-day trip the UAE has seen a promise from Sheikh Mohammed to invest some 30 billion USD in the country. Heavyweight business leaders from Hyundai, Samsung and other companies also are taking part in the state visit.
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