5 Mar 2018 20:49

Russia, Namibia preparing to sign agreement on peaceful atom on possible NPP construction - Lavrov

WINDHOEK. March 5 (Interfax) - Russia and Namibia are preparing to sign an agreement on peaceful uses of nuclear energy in the coming days, which will enable joint construction of a nuclear power plant in that country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during his trip to Namibia on Monday.

"The Russian state corporation Rosatom is in talks with its Namibian partners so as to complete the process of concluding an agreement on cooperation the field of peaceful atom, which will open opportunities for the joint work in spheres such as medicine, modern technologies, right up to a possible construction of a nuclear power plant in your country," Lavrov said at the start of talks with Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

The two countries actively maintain military-technical cooperation, he said. Russia and Namibia also have "concrete plans in such areas as civil aviation and rail transportation, as well as tourism," Lavrov said.