By Kamila Aliyeva
Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom and Uzbekistan’s Academy of Sciences signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of using atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
The signing ceremony took place on the eve of the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Tashkent.
The document was signed by Rosatom’s general director Alexey Likhachev and the president of the Academy of Sciences Bekhzod Yuldashev.
The memorandum on cooperation in the field of using atomic energy for peaceful purposes records the intentions of the parties to develop cooperation in the areas related to the practical application of nuclear technologies and training of personnel, according to the message on the website of the company.
In particular, it stipulates "the development of cooperation in such areas as the creation and development of nuclear infrastructure in Uzbekistan, the development of programs to raise public awareness of nuclear technologies and their application."
It is also planned to create appropriate information centers, conduct fundamental and applied research in nuclear physics, use radioisotopes and radiation technologies in industry, medicine, agriculture and other fields.
The parties intend to sign a standard framework intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Rosatom brings together assets in the field of nuclear energy, design and construction of nuclear power plants, power engineering. The company accounts for 36 percent of the global uranium enrichment market and 17 percent of the nuclear fuel market.
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