Russia’s ROSATOM, Laos Energy and Mines Ministry Ink Nuclear Energy Deal

First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business of ROSATOM Kirill Komarov and Deputy Energy Minister of Laos Sinava Souphanouvong signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

The document was signed in Moscow in the presence of General Director of the State Corporation ROSATOM Sergey Kiriyenko and Deputy Prime Minister of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic Somsavat Lengsavad during his visit to Russia.

In the framework of the memorandum the parties plan to cooperate in the field of design, construction and operation of nuclear power and research reactors; conducting fundamental and applied researches; nuclear and radiation safety; research and development of technologies in the field of nuclear medicine; education and training.

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The document provides the establishment of a joint working group to define specific projects, aimed at the development of cooperation.

Furthermore, the parties plan to develop and prepare for signing an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. –