Russia and Paraguay signed an intergovernmental cooperation accord on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy at the 61st session of the IAEA General Conference, the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom reported.
The document was signed by Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev and Paraguay’s Executive Secretary Minister of Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Agency Cesar Cardozo Roman.
The agreement will serve as a starting point for an active dialogue between the two countries in the field of atomic energy and will make it possible to put into motion specific cooperation projects," Rosatom noted.
In particular, it is Rosatom's support in the creation and improvement of Paraguay's nuclear infrastructure, cooperation in the field of nuclear and radiological safety, surveillance of the physical protection of nuclear materials, radioactive sources, material stores nuclear and radioactive substances, as well as radioactive waste.
In addition, possible areas of cooperation include scientific and applied research in the field of nuclear energy use, the development of radioisotopes and their use in industry, medicine and agriculture, the use of radiological technologies, nuclear medicine, training, preparation and recycling of specialists for the nuclear field.
The pact provides for the formation of working groups to implement concrete projects and scientific research, as well as for experts’ exchange, organizing seminars and conferences, cooperation in educating and training scientific and technical personnel, sharing scientific and technical information, and supplying equipment, materials and components.