France and the United Arab Emirates signed a strategic cooperation agreement in the energy sector on 18 July 2022. The partnership aims to identify joint investment projects between France and the UAE in hydrogen, renewable and nuclear energy, the French government said in a statement. In the current uncertain energy environment, this agreement will create a stable long-term framework for energy cooperation between the two countries and open the way for new industrial contracts.
EDF and ENEC signed a letter of intent in June 2021 to collaborate on a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in nuclear research and development. Since November 2018, EDF has provided Nawah Energy of the United Arab Emirates with a range of services, including nuclear power plant operational safety, radiation protection, nuclear fuel cycle management and environmental monitoring.