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Russia, Kenya sign memorandum on nuclear cooperation, plan first NPP
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) May 31, 2016


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Russia and Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of nuclear energy cooperation at the ATOMEXPO 2016 forum on Monday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported. Russia is ready to support Kenya in various fields of peaceful nuclear energy, namely construction of power plants, scientific and technical cooperation in the field, training of specialists, preparation of the necessary legal and regulatory framework.

The memorandum was signed by the Russia's Rosatom Deputy Director Nikolai Spasskiy and Deputy Head of the Kenyan Embassy to Russia Hillary N. Kyengo. The memorandum involves the creation of a working group to identify the peaceful atom joint projects.

The parties will also continue consultations on the possibility of building the first nuclear power plant in Kenya, according to the Russian project. The parties have also agreed to start consultations on the preparation of the intergovernmental agreement on the peaceful atom cooperation.

The ATOMEXPO 2016 forum is taking place between May 30 and June 1 in Moscow, and is organized as an exhibition and business platform to bring together representatives from the world's leaders in nuclear power.

Russia to Build Nuclear Science Center in Nigeria
Russia and Nigeria signed a cooperation agreement on construction of a center for nuclear science in this African country, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the signing ceremony on Monday.

The intergovernmental agreement was signed at the Atomexpo-2016 forum in Moscow by Sergey Kirienko, the general director of Russia's state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, and Franklin Osaisai, chairman of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.

"Today we signed the cooperation agreement on construction of the center, which will include a 10-megawatt water-cooled research reactor," Kirienko said after the ceremony.

According to Kirienko, the necessary legal framework has been created for this project.

Source: Sputnik News


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