Executive Intelligence Review


Russia and Rwanda Sign Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation

Dec. 6, 2018 (EIRNS)— During an official visit of Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure Claver Gatete to Moscow, an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy was signed between the two countries.

“The cooperation agreement will lay the foundation for active dialogue between the two countries in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy, and will allow for practical implementation of particular projects,”

ESI Africa, a power journal, reported on Dec. 6. Rosatom’s Director General Aleksey Likhachev signed the agreement on behalf of Russia and Gatete signed on behalf of Rwanda.

Likhachev said:

“We are happy to share our more than 70 years expertise in the field of peaceful use of nuclear technologies with our Rwandan partners. We hope that our cooperation in that area will contribute to the economic growth and improve the quality of life of the Rwandan population.”

The document establishes a legal basis for cooperation between the two countries in a wide range of areas, including elaboration of the project for the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology, and of a Nuclear Power Plant in the Republic of Rwanda, World Nuclear News reported.