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Ethiopia, Russia begin implementation of peaceful nuclear energy cooperation agreement

Addis Ababa, September 21, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia is working with Russian nuclear energy companies to make its journey of utilizing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes successful, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT) said.

Work is being undertaken to build a nuclear science and technology center and a national nuclear power station in Ethiopia and to develop its national nuclear infrastructure, according MInT.

Recall that a roadmap for the development of Ethiopian-Russian cooperation in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy was signed on July during the second Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum in St. Petersburg.

Accordingly, the Ministry commenced consultations with the officials of the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation in Addis Ababa.

The Head of the Office of MInT, Desta Abera, said that cooperation with ROSATOM on facilitating the transfer of knowledge, experience and technology lays a foundation to the journey towards a nuclear energy program in Ethiopia.

Through the bilateral cooperation, priority is given for the program to be safe and environmentally friendly.

The Ministry indicated that the two-day consultation forum is designed for a broad and deep transfer of knowledge and technology from the officials of the Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation.

In addition to its importance in boosting to the country’s economy, the bilateral cooperation on the construction and peaceful atomic energy program will further strengthen the Ethiopian-Russian relations, it was further indicated.

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