Russia and Ethiopia map nuclear power cooperation

The Russian Federation and the Republic of Ethiopia have signed a three-year roadmap for establishing cooperation on the construction of a nuclear power plant (NPP) and a centre for nuclear science and technology (CNST) in the African country.

The document was signed within the framework of the XI International Forum ATOMEXPO 2019 by the General Director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Alexei Likhachev and Getahun Mecuria Kuma, the Minister of Innovation and Technology of Ethiopia.

The roadmap determines specific steps in strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy. The parties plan have identified joint actions within the framework of NPP construction and CNST construction projects. Thus, a foundation is laid for training personnel and raising public awareness about atomic energy.

The agreement follows on from a similar contract signed between the Russian Federation and the Zambia government in May 2018 to cover engineering, procurement and construction of the Centre of Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) in Chongwe, near Lusaka, by Rosatom.

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