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Russia, Rwanda sign MoUs for peaceful use of nuclear energy

FE Online Desk | Published: March 14, 2019 14:24:59 | Updated: March 16, 2019 11:55:04


Nikolay Spassky (L), Rosatom Deputy Director General for International Relations and Claver Gatete, Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure signing MoUs for co-operation in peaceful use of nuclear energy in the Rwandan capital Kigali recently.

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in Rwandan capital Kigali recently for co-operation in peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Nikolay Spassky, Rosatom Deputy Director General for International Relations and Claver Gatete, Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure signed the MoUs on behalf of their respective sides, according to a press release received on Thursday.

The MoUs set the foundation for cooperation framework in two key areas of development of the Rwandan programme for the peaceful use of atomic energy; developing the human resources and raising public acceptance of nuclear energy.

Within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation on personnel training, the sides agreed to implement joint projects in the field of education and training of personnel to meet the needs of the nuclear energy and related industries in Rwanda. 

Joint projects include organising of personnel training programs for Rwandan nuclear infrastructure, development of close cooperation between specialised educational institutions, organising of joint short-term programs, teachers’ training, students exchange and others.

Earlier on December 5 last, Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda and Rosatom signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

 

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