Photo Credit: Rosatom

Russia and Uganda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Photo Credit: Rosatom

The agreement, which was signed on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, meets all modern requirements for such documents.

It also lays the foundation for practical cooperation between Russia and Uganda in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

In particular, it implies joint work in such areas as: creation of nuclear infrastructure, production of radioisotopes for industrial, healthcare, agricultural use, as well as education and retraining.

The Deputy Director General – International activities of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, Nikolay Spassky signed on behalf of Russia while the Minister of state for energy and mineral resources of the Republic of Uganda Eng. Muloni Irene Nafuna initialed for her country.

The parties agreed to exchange visits for industry experts in the near future and to create workgroups for specific applications like in specific areas, including construction of the Center for nuclear science and technology in Uganda on the basis of a research reactor of Russian design, which is a complex but promising endeavour.

Story by Nathaniel Nartey.

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