The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed the agreement in Geneva with the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation to enhance studies into nuclear fusion technology.
Research on fusion, ultimately aimed at creating electric power, is still in a preliminary stage.
India, the US, the European Union, Japan, Russia, and South Korea partnered to create the ITER, which aims to demonstrate how fusion could be used to generate electrical power. A research facility is set to be constructed in southern France.
Under the new arrangement, the two agencies will exchange information on the potential application of fusion energy and will collaborate on training programmes and conferences regarding fusion safety and security.
The agreement was signed on the opening day of the IAEA’s 22nd Fusion Energy Conference