APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology have signed a roadmap for cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Ethiopia’s ministry of Innovation and Technology disclosed on Friday that the cooperation agreement was signed at St. Petersburg by the head of Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev, and the Ethiopian minister of Innovation and Technology, Bellete Molla on sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit.
“The roadmap defines the specific steps the parties will take in 2023-2025 to explore the possibilities of building nuclear power plant of large or small power capacity, as well as a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology in Ethiopia.
The two parties plan to join forces to develop Ethiopia’s national nuclear infrastructure, organize technical tours and seminars, and hold meetings of specialized working groups,” the press service of the state corporation said.
The second Russia-Africa Summit, along with an economic and humanitarian forum, is taking place in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on July 27-28.
Similar to the first such event in 2019, the summit is being held under the rubric “For Peace, Security and Development.”
The two countries on Thursday signed an agreement for the establishment and operation of a joint Russian- Ethiopian Biological Research Center at the same event.
According to the agreement, the joint Russian-Ethiopian Biological Expedition, which has been operating for more than 35 years, is to be transformed into the biological research centre and become a permanent research institution.