Burundi, Zimbabwe ready for peaceful uses of nuclear energy

Burundi and Zimbabwe governments are ready to partner with Russia in developing projects in the sphere of peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

The agreement between the two African nations and Russia was signed on the sidelines of the 12th edition of the Atom Expo 2022 international forum in Sochi, Russia.
Director General of ROSATOM, Alexey Likhachev and Burundi’s Minister of Energy, Ibrahim Uwizeye agreed on the concrete steps by the sides in 2022-2024 for the assessments of the prospects for nuclear generation in Burundi and implementation of projects in the field of non-energy applications of nuclear energy in the country.
The two parties plan to organize technical tours and seminars, develop plans for the education and personnel training, as well as the joint activities for shaping the of public opinion in the field of nuclear energy.
Whereas another treaty was signed between Russia and Zimbabwe where they agreed on co-operation in training and skills development in the field of nuclear energy in the Republic of Zimbabwe.
The document signed by ROSATOM’s Director General and counterpart Mr Amon Murwira, Minister of Science and Technology Development of Zimbabwe creates a solid framework conditions for cooperation in this key area for the development of the Zimbabwean programme of peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
In particular, specific steps are envisaged to train human resources for the Zimbabwean nuclear industry but also develop interaction between specialized educational institutions, including the organization of joint short-term programs, teacher training, the development of educational and scientific literature and student exchange.

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