Nigeria and Russia sign agreement on cooperation in use of nuclear technologies
Russia and Nigeria have signed an agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant, as well as a multipurpose nuclear research center in Nigeria, according to Russia's Rosatom state nuclear corporation.
"The feasibility studies for the Nuclear Power Plant project and the Research Center construction will include site screening, as well as the determination of key parameters of implementation, including; capacity, equipment lists, time frames and stages of implementation, as well as financing schemes," Rosatom said in a press release.
The agreement, as well as a "road map" on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear technologies were signed on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting on the peaceful use of nuclear energy in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.
The two countries started their partnership in 2009 by executing an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of the peaceful usage of nuclear technologies. Further on, intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in design, construction, operation and decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant and the Nuclear Research Center housing a multi-purpose nuclear research reactor were signed.