16 Apr 2019 18:47

Russia discussing cooperation with Rwanda in nuclear sphere

SOCHI. April 16 (Interfax) - Rosatom is discussing possible avenues of cooperation with Rwanda in the nuclear sphere, Rosatom first deputy head Kirill Komarov told reporters during Atomexpo-2019.

"In fact, we are not doing anything in Rwanda thus far, except for discussing possible options for development of nuclear technologies in your country's territory with the Rwandan government," Komarov said in response to a Rwandan journalist's question on possible projects in Rwanda after the signing of an agreement. "This could be a wide range of technologies - from the creation of a nuclear science and technology center to thinking about the construction of a nuclear power plant," he said.

In December 2018, Russia and Rwanda signed an agreement on peaceful uses of nuclear energy.