Hans Blix Discusses Nuclear File With Algerian President Bouteflika
Ech-Chorouk, 10 march 2008 , By Abderrrezak Boulkemh / Translated by Reda Bouzouina
Former UN inspector of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq said Sunday Algeria has played a great role to stop proliferation of nuclear arms.
Blix said in a press statement after a meeting with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika that Algiers played an important role to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Blix, who was a former director general of the UN nuclear watchdog, said they have discussed the use of nuclear energy in genering electricity, and how to use the nuclear energy for peaceful means
Hans Blix was received yesterday by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika accompanied by his group of international experts on weapons of mass destruction. The former chief inspector in Iraq made what observers called a surprise visit to Algeria and had discussions with Bouteflika upon his request as reported.