30 Aug 2018 18:14

Rosatom, Institute of Technology of Cambodia sign memorandum

MOSCOW. Aug 30 (Interfax) - Rosatom Southeast Asia and Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) have signed a memorandum of understanding, Rosatom Southeast Asia said in a press release.

Russia and Cambodia signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy use for peaceful purposes last year.

Institute of Technology of Cambodia will provide a basis on which to develop the Information Center for Atomic Energy in this country, according to the memorandum. The document is aimed at intensifying dialogue in nuclear science and education between Russia and Cambodia, according to the press release.

The parties agreed to develop partnership between Institute of Technology of Cambodia and Russian higher educational institutions, as well as research and educational enterprises of Rosatom State Corporation.

Russia and Cambodia signed the intergovernmental agreement in September last year. "We signed several agreements with new countries, including Paraguay and Cambodia," Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachev told journalists at the time. "We won't be able to move forward without intergovernmental agreements to develop cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy... Paraguay and Cambodia are two of our new partners. We signed intergovernmental agreements with them," he said.

Rosatom signed a memorandum with Cambodia in late November 2015 that called for the construction of a nuclear center based on multiuse research reactors. There are also plans for cooperation on nuclear security, radioisotope products and training. The countries signed a protocol to form a joint working group on the peaceful use of nuclear technology in March 2016.