MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. Russia and Myanmar signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in peaceful nuclear development, the press service of Rosatom announced on Monday.
"Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev and the Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Myo Thein Kyaw signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the field of the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes," the statement said.
"Today begins a new chapter in the history of Russian-Myanmar relations, the 75th anniversary of which we are celebrating this year. The creation of a new industry in the country will undoubtedly benefit the energy sector, industry and the economy of Myanmar. Nuclear energy offers a steady reliable supply of clean energy at a stable price. The introduction of nuclear technologies implies a powerful impetus for the development of natural sciences, education and training of highly qualified personnel. We appreciate the fact that Myanmar has given preference to Russian nuclear technology," Alexey Likhachev was quoted in the press release.