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MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. The participation of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in the construction of a nuclear power plant unit in Argentina will make it possible for that country to get access to state-of-the-art Russian technologies in the nuclear power sphere, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with his Argentinian counterpart Cristina Fernбndez de Kirchner.
In the presence of the two countries’ leaders, Rosatom and Argentina’s Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the construction of a nuclear power plant in Argentina.
"Rosatom joined the project of building the sixth power unit of the Atucha Nuclear Power Plant. Implementation of agreements reached today in the sphere will ensure for Argentina access to state-of-the-art Russian technology matching the toughest nuclear security requirements," Putin said.
Russia and Argentina have signed an agreement on developing a comprehensive strategic partnership between Moscow and Buenos Aires after talks between Vladimir Putin and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Thursday in Moscow.
The document was signed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Argentine counterpart Hector Timerman. The defense ministers of Russia and Argentine Sergey Shoigu and Agustin Rossi signed an agreement on military cooperation. Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said earlier that the document outlines parameters and main directions of bilateral military cooperation.
A program for cooperation in culture and art for 2016-2018 was also signed between the two countries. The document was signed by the culture ministers of Russia and Argentina Vladimir Medinsky and Teresa Sellares.
Russia and Argentina have signed more than 20 documents during the two-day visit of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to Moscow.
The documents include agreements between the two governments on mutual protection of classified information in the sphere of military and technical cooperation, cooperation in the sphere of environmental protection, a memorandum of understanding between the foreign ministries and cooperation in the sphere of archives.
Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and the National Space Activities of Argentina have inked a joint statement on cooperation in the sphere of research and using the outer space for peaceful purposes.
Russia and Argentina have also signed a program of joint actions on developing tourism in 2015 and 2016.
Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday the signing of these documents confirms a new status of relations between Moscow and Buenos Aires.
Russia and Argentina signed a number of agreements on promoting economic cooperation between the two countries.
VEB and Inter RAO signed a protocol of intent to implement a multi-purpose project for construction of a power plant Chihuido-1 in Argentina with Argentine ministries and agencies. According to VEB Head Vladimir Dmitriev, the total project investment will amount to roughly $2 bln. "VEB credit resources for this project will amount to roughly $1.2 bln, including the delivery of Russian equipment, and the payment of 35% of the contract to local organizations and contractors," Dmitriev said.
Gazprom and the Argentine energy company YPF signed a memorandum of understanding.
The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance and the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries signed a cooperation program in the field of agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture for 2015-2016.
Russian Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services of Argentina signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the construction of a nuclear power plant in Argentina.
Russian Economic Development Ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina signed the strategic action plan for the Russian-Argentine trade, economic and investment cooperation in the framework of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentine Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation for 2015 - 2016.
Russian Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Industry of Argentina signed a memorandum of understanding.