On June 19, 2017, within the framework of IX International Forum ATOMEXPO 2017, ROSATOM and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of Uganda signed the Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy.
The document was signed by the Deputy Director General of ROSATOM Nikolai Spasskiy, on the Russian side, and Hon.Eng. Simon Giw D’Ujanga, the Minister of State of Energy, on the Uganda side.
The Memorandum is the first agreement in the area of peaceful uses of atomic energy to be signed between the countries. It envisages the bilateral cooperation in wide range of spheres, i.e. development of nuclear infrastructure in Uganda, programs for raising public awareness of nuclear technologies and its application, radioisotopes and radiation technologies’ application in industrial, medical, agricultural sectors. The agreement embraces collaboration in nuclear, radiological and physical security, fundamental and applied researches, HR training, nuclear research centers based on multifunctional research reactors, etc. The joint working group of Russia and Uganda will define the scope of work for implementation of the initiatives mentioned above.
The parties agreed to cooperate in the feasibility of implementing common projects referred to development of collaboration in peaceful uses of atomic energy was agreed to be developed under the Memorandum.