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Russia and Uganda sign nuclear energy deal

Uganda has signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy with the governments of the Russian Federation.
Muloni Irene Nafuna, Ugandan energy minister and Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general of Rosatom
The agreement meets all modern requirements and lays the foundation for practical cooperation between Russia and Uganda in areas such as creation of nuclear infrastructure, production of radioisotopes for industrial, healthcare, agricultural use, as well as education and retraining.

The parties agreed to exchange visits for industry experts in the near future and to create workgroups for specific applications in specific areas, including construction of the centre for nuclear science and technology in Uganda on the basis of a research reactor of Russian design.

The Ugandan minister of state for energy and mineral resources, Muloni Irene Nafuna and Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general – director of international activities of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom signed the deal on the sidelines of the of the 63rd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General conference in Vienna.
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