14th March 2019


Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda signed two memoranda of understanding in Rwandan capital Kigali recently for co-operation in peaceful use nuclear energy.


Nikolay Spassky, Rosatom Deputy Director General for International Relations and Claver Gatete, Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides.


Memoranda set the foundation for cooperation framework in two key areas of development of the Rwandan program for the peaceful use of atomic energy; developing the human resources and raising public acceptance of nuclear energy.


Within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation on personnel training, the sides agreed to implement joint projects in the field of education and training of personnel to meet the needs of the nuclear energy and related industries in Rwanda.  Joint projects include organising of personnel training programs for Rwandan nuclear infrastructure, development of close cooperation between specialised educational institutions, organising of joint short-term programs, teachers’ training, students exchange and others.


Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of shaping positive public opinion on nuclear energy in Rwanda will involve joint work for preparation and implementation of public and media briefing activities. The work will include informing the public about nuclear technologies and their uses, interaction with journalists, experts, teachers and students, as well as organization of various events for them.


Earlier on December 5, 2018, Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda and Rosatom signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy. 

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