On March 26, 2024, Russia and Burkina Faso signed a roadmap of dialogue on civilian applications of nuclear power. The document was signed on the margins of the 13th ATOMEXPO International Forum by Rosatom’s Director General Alexey Likhachev and Burkina Faso’s Minister of Energy and Mines Yacouba Zabré Gouba.

The roadmap lays out the particular steps that both parties will take to create a pool of professionals in civilian nuclear technologies, to develop nuclear infrastructure, and to form a positive public opinion of nuclear power generation in Burkina Faso.

Building on the international law framework of their cooperation, the parties intend to explore the options of implementing projects focusing on nuclear power generation and non-power use of radiation technologies in agriculture and medicine.

The ATOMEXPO International Forum is the main event of the global atomic industry. It is the largest exhibition and business platform for discussing the current state of the atomic industry and setting trends of future development. Held since 2009, the Forum is attended by managers of key companies in the global atomic industry, government agencies, international and public organizations, and leading experts. The Forum format includes an exhibition and congress with an extensive business program, the key event of which is a plenary session. Panel discussions and roundtables discuss topics that are most important for the atomic industry. Leading companies in the global atomic industry and related industries present at the exhibition their technologies and competences.

As part of demonstrating Rosatom’s commitment to the climate agenda, compensation of the carbon footprint of the XIII International Forum ATOMEXPO-2024 will be ensured using special certificates.