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Ukrainian government approves agreement with CIS on cooperation in nuclear energy

December 26, 2013, 20:42 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, December 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s government has approved an agreement with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on the coordination of interstate relations in the area of the peaceful use of nuclear energy, the press service of the Ukrainian government reported on Thursday.

The document was signed on May 31, 2013 in Minsk, at a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of Government. The document is geared to ensure coordination of measures aimed at “sustainable development of the nuclear energy sector and to ensure efficient support and monitoring of the implementation of agreements in this area between CIS member countries.”

The Ukrainian government also endorsed a protocol on amendments to the agreement on basic principles of cooperation in the area of the peaceful use of nuclear energy dated June 26, 1992.

According to the press service, these amendments are aimed “to increase the efficiency of the organizational and informational backing for the activity of CIS countries in the nuclear sector.” Apart from that, they are geared towards “ensuring comprehensive security, developing infrastructure and implementing innovation projects, and towards training highly professional specialists for this sector.

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