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At the sidelines of the 63rd IAEA General Conference in Viena, Uganda signed an agreement with Russia for the Peaceful use of nuclear energy. Uganda was represented by the Minster of Energy and Mineral Development Eng. Irene Muloni, while Russia, by the Deputy Director General for International activities, of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Nikolay Spassky.
The agreement meets all modern requirements for such documents and lays the foundation for practical cooperation between Russia and Uganda in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In particular, it implies joint work in such areas as: creation of nuclear infrastructure, production of radioisotopes for industrial, healthcare, agricultural use, as well as education and retraining.
The parties agreed to exchange visits for industry experts in the near future and to create work groups for specific applications like in specific areas, including construction of the Center for nuclear science and technology in Uganda on the basis of a research reactor of Russian design, which is a complex but promising endeavor.