Russia and Laos to develop cooperation in the field of atomic energy

Yesterday, at the 15th session of the Lao-Russian Intergovernmental Panel on cooperation in trade, economy, science and technology, the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and ROSATOM signed two memoranda of understanding. The first document defines the areas of cooperation in education and personnel training, while the second one establishes the approaches to forming public opinion on peaceful use of atomic energy in Lao PDR.

The documents were signed by Nikolay Spasskiy, Deputy Director General of ROSATOM from the Russian side, and Dr. Sinava Souphanouvong, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines of Lao PDR.

Under the first memorandum, ROSATOM (the Russian Federation) and the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Lao People’s Democratic Republic) are willing to implement a number of joint educational projects in the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes. The other memorandum envisages the parties’ joint activities for nuclear energy promotion in Lao PDR, as well as building of public awareness of modern nuclear technology.

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