MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. Russia and Sudan signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the sphere of peaceful use of nuclear energy, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on Friday.
The document creates a legal basis for interaction between the two countries in peaceful use of nuclear energy across a wide range of areas, such as assistance in creating and developing nuclear infrastructure of Sudan, fundamental and applied research in peaceful use of nuclear energy, production of radioisotopes and their use in industry, healthcare and agriculture, education, training and advance training of specialists for the nuclear sector.
"The agreement will serve as a starting point for the active dialog between two countries in the nuclear sphere and will make possible to begin practical implementation of specific cooperation plans," Rosatom said.
An agreement between the governments of Russia and Sudan on cooperation on peaceful atom, as well as concession agreements for gold mining between M Invest and the Ministry of Mineral Resources of Sudan was signed at a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir.
The ministers of agriculture of both countries signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field. The agreement on allocating license blocks for exploration is signed between Kush for exploration & production CO.Ltd and the Ministry of Mineral Resources of Sudan. The same Ministry signed concession agreements for gold mining with Russian company M Invest.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said earlier that Sudan is an important partner of the Russian Federation in the African region. "I would like to note once again that the Republic of Sudan is an important partner of Russia in the Arab world and in Africa. Relations with the countries of the region have significantly increased in recent years," the Prime Minister said.