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Russia, Zimbabwe Sign Agreement on Cooperation on Peaceful Atom

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The agreement, signed during the Second Russia-Africa Summit is in line with the 2021 memorandum of understanding between Russia and Zimbabwe to develop human resources for the civilian nuclear program.
Russia and Zimbabwe signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, a Sputnik correspondent said.
The agreement was signed by Zimbabwe's Energy Minister Soda Zhemu and the head of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Alexey Likhachev, at the Russia-Africa summit.
The document provides a legal basis for the parties to cooperate in the peaceful uses of atomic energy in a wide range of areas, such as assistance in building and improving Zimbabwe's nuclear infrastructure in accordance with international recommendations and regulation of nuclear and radiation safety.
The agreement also stipulates that Russia and Zimbabwe have a framework for interaction in the production of radioisotopes and their application in industry, medicine and agriculture; cooperation in the application of radiation technologies and nuclear medicine, education, training and retraining of specialists for the nuclear industry.
In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, personnel work to begin loading nuclear fuel at Belarus' first nuclear plant which was built by Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom, near Astravets, Belarus.  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 23.07.2023
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The document was signed during the Second Summit-Russia Africa, which began on July 27 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Earlier in the day, speaking at the summit, Alexey Likhachev, head of Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said that Africa has great potential for growth in nuclear energy technology and thus a higher standard of living.
A day earlier, Russian Ambassador to Tanzania Andrey Avetisyan announced that Rosatom's subsidiary is completing construction of a uranium processing plant in Tanzania.