Source: Rosatom

Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic and Russia’s Rosatom, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.

Present at the signing was Rosatom Deputy Director General – Director of International Affairs Department Nikolay Spasskiy, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya.

The Russian firm explained in a statement that the Memorandum is the first document in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy signed between the two countries.

The document establishes legal basis for the implementation of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, including the development of nuclear infrastructure in the Republic of Rwanda and the development of programmes aimed at raising awareness of nuclear technologies and their applications, as well as the use of radioisotopes and radiation technologies in manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare.

The parties will create joint working groups to identify specific projects within cooperation.

Preparation of the framework Intergovernmental Agreement between Russia and Rwanda is expected to be the next step, the firm added.