Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cuba, Russia sign nuclear energy cooperation deal

Cuba, Russia sign nuclear energy cooperation deal
Published September 27, 2016 EFE

VIENNA – Cuba and Russia relaunched their relations on Tuesday with a
pacific nuclear energy deal signed in Vienna alongside the International
Atomic Energy Agency's General Conference.

Cuban vice Minister of Science, Environment and Technology José Fidel
Santana signed the deal with Sergey Kirienjo, director of the Russian
state nuclear energy company Rosatom.

Santana said that, after two years of negotiations, the deal would give
both countries a framework to immediately begin developing bilateral
projects, especially related to the medical and agricultural uses of
nuclear energy.

He insisted that the projects were still in their initial phases, so the
economic and material volume of the deal could not yet be evaluated.

The deal also includes the creation of Cuban nuclear specialists,
applied and fundamental investigations and the management of radioactive

Bilateral relations between Russia and Cuba have intensified in the last
few months and they have signed several deals, including one on the sale
and repair of train engines for merchandise transport on the island
between 2017 and 2021.

Source: Cuba, Russia sign nuclear energy cooperation deal | Fox News
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