Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
SOCHI, May 16 (Itar-Tass) - President Vladimir Putin said Russia could assist to South Africa to creating the atomic industry.
After the talks with South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, Putin said Russia was also planning to supply passenger aircraft to South Africa.
“Based on the considerable potential in nuclear power engineering Russia is ready to contribute to creating the atomic industry in South Africa,” the Russian president said.
In addition, Putin said there were prospects for cooperation in other fields of the fuel and energy sector, for example when using alternative energy sources.
“We’re planning to jointly produce a light multipurpose helicopter. The talks are being held to supply Russian passenger aircraft to South Africa,” the Russian president said.
He stressed that both countries intended to expand humanitarian contacts. “We seek to implement the 2013-2016 programme, which envisages organising exchanges between national museums and libraries, holding festivals and exhibitions, including on the base of the State Hermitage Museum and the Cape Town Museums,” Putin noted.
He pointed out that Russia and South Africa maintained cooperation within international associations, particularly within BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and the G-20. “President Zuma proposed to invite representatives of African countries to St Petersburg to take part in the G-20 summit. We laud this initiative,” Putin said.
Representatives of the African Union and NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) will be invited, Putin added.