Russia, Myanmar reaffirm nuclear cooperation via World Nuclear News

Russia and Myanmar have agreed to cooperate in nuclear energy, Rosatom said today, during the first of a two-day working visit to the Southeast Asian country by its deputy director general Nikolay Spassky.

During his visit, Spassky met Myanmar vice president Nyan Tun and armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing, and held talks with the minister of science and technology Ko Ko Oo and electric energy minister U Khin Maung Soe.

“The discussion focused on how to establish mutually beneficial cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The parties agreed on concrete steps aimed at creating favourable conditions for cooperation in the use of advanced nuclear technology, including strengthening the legal framework for cooperation and training,” Rosatom said.

In May 2007, the two countries signed an agreement to construct a nuclear research center in Myanmar – formally known as Burma – that would comprise a 10 MWt light water reactor working on 20%-enriched U-235, an activation analysis laboratory, a medical isotope production laboratory, silicon doping system, nuclear waste treatment and burial facilities.

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