On June 19, 2017, in Moscow within the framework of IX International Forum ATOMEXPO 2017, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity of Sudan signed the Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy.
The document was signed by the Deputy Director General of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation Nikolai Spasskiy, on the Russian side, and Eng. Yousif Hamza Yousif Abdullah, the State Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, on the Sudanese side. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev.
The Memorandum is the first agreement in the area of peaceful uses of atomic energy to be signed between the countries. It envisages the bilateral cooperation in wide range of spheres, i.e. development of nuclear infrastructure in Sudan, programs for raising public awareness of nuclear technologies and its application, radioisotopes and radiation technologies’ application in industrial, medical, agricultural sectors. The agreement embraces collaboration in nuclear, radiological and physical security, fundamental and applied researches, HR training, nuclear research centers based on multifunctional research reactors, etc. The joint working group of Russia and Sudan will define the scope of work for implementation of the initiatives mentioned above.
The parties agreed to cooperate in the feasibility of implementing such projects as Centre for Nuclear Energy Science & Technology based on research reactor and NPP construction based on Russian-designed technology. The Road map for the Russian -Sudanese cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy was agreed to be developed under the Memorandum.
Previously, on May 22, 2017, ROSATOM held a workshop dedicated to Russian cutting-edge nuclear technologies in Khartoum. The first seminar for the Sudanese nuclear industry was initiated by the Ministry of water, irrigation and electricity of Sudan.