Sudan and Russia have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
The agreement is a starting point for an active dialogue between the two countries in the nuclear sphere and allows to begin practical implementation of certain cooperation projects, Rosatom said in a statement.
The announcement was made during a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to Russia where he held talks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The signatories included the Director General of Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev, and the Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity of Sudan, Mutaz Musa Abdul Salim.
The agreement is a starting point for an active dialogue between the two countries in the nuclear sphere and allows to begin practical implementation of certain cooperation projects.
The document creates a legal framework for cooperation between Russia and Sudan in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in a wide range of areas, such as;
Rosatom further explained: “In order to implement the above-mentioned areas of cooperation, the Agreement embraces the establishment of joint working groups for the implementation of specific projects and scientific research.”
It also allows for the exchange of experts, arrangement of seminars and conferences, assistance in education and training of scientific and technical personnel, exchange of scientific and technical information, provision of equipment, materials and components. Read more...
The agreement was signed in furtherance of the Memorandum of Understanding concluded in Moscow on June 19, 2017 between Rosatom and the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity of Sudan on the margins of the International Forum Atomexpo-2017.
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