The Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development (OECD) officially invites Romania to adhere to its Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), as well as to the data bank of the Agency, according a release of the government.

The adheration to NEA will be finalizedin June.

„I salute the OECD decision of inviting Romania to become a member of the Agency for nuclear energy, which will bring benefits for both sides.This thing in confirms the progresses made by Romania to asimilate the OECD instruments. We’ll make all that stays in our power so that Romania start the negotiations as soon as possible, ” said PM Sorin Grindeanu.

Romania submitted its candidacy to become a NEA member in October. The nuclear program of Romania went afterwards through an evaluation process of the NEA secretary, a common effort where the ministries from Romania attended, as well as representatives of nuclear industry and research institutes from the field, as well as the intra- ministries Committee for the Romania’s relation with the OECD.

Once the adheration process will be finished, Romania and Argentina will join the 31 member states of the agency.

Romania has started negotiations to join the OECD.