The Memorandum of Understanding between the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation «Rosatom» (ROSATOM) on cooperation in the field of the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes was signed in Pretoria and Moscow on the 22nd of September.
The Memorandum was signed by Mr. Messaoud Baaliouamer, the Secretary Executive to the AFCONE, and Mr. Nikolay Spasskiy, the Deputy Director General of ROSATOM.
The signing of the Memorandum is a practical step towards implimentation of the agreements achieved at the Russia-Africa Summit on 23-24th of October of 2019.
The Memorandum creates a basis pillar for cooperation between the Parties in assisting African countries in the sphere of energy security, including diversifying energy sources, use of renewable sources of energy, and implementation of projects in the nuclear energy industry.
The cooperation between AFCONE and ROSATOM aims to distribute impartial information about nuclear technologies, raise the public awareness about its applications, and promote education as well as capacity building in African countries.