Russia, Serbia sign deal on nuclear energy

Business Desk

30 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

During the recent visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Republic of Serbia, an inter-governmental agreement was signed for use of nuclear energy in peaceful purposes. The agreement creates a legal foundation for the practical implementation of joint projects in peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation - Rosatom and Nenad Popovich, Minister in charge of innovation and technological development of Serbia signed the agreement in Serbian capital Belgrade. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Alexander Vucic were present on the occasion, said a press release.

"Today we are laying a solid foundation for the development of high technologies in Serbia for many years to come. Improving economic efficiency, the developing agriculture, medicine, education and the quality of life is difficult to imagine without the use of peaceful atom. Signing the intergovernmental agreement marks the beginning of close and substantive cooperation in the field of innovation, digital, scientific and technical cooperation with our historical partner – Russia," said Nenad Popovich.

The inter-governmental agreement identifies a wide range of  areas of bi-lateral co-operation including assistance in creation and improvement of nuclear energy infrastructure in Serbia.