Cuba, Russia Sign Protocol on Atomic Energy

Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Agency for Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (Aenta) highlighted Wednesday the signing of a protocol of talks between Cuba and Russia to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

The agreement was signed between the First Deputy Minister of the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Fernando Gonzalez, and the International Business Director of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, Boris Arseev.

This initiative aims to boost cooperation in the development of irradiation technologies and the production of isotopes through the creation of scientific-productive complexes linked to agriculture and health, according to a statement by specialists Jose Luis Dona and Eleonaivys Parsons from the Aenta.

Gonzalez also signed a memorandum of understanding with Rosatom’s Deputy Director General, Nikolay Spassky, for the development of collaboration in the training of scientific cadres and specialists.

The two collaboration actions were carried out as part of the 3rd session of the Joint Coordination Committee of the Agreement between Cuba and the Russian Federation held during the Atomexpo international fair, held in Sochi.

Rosatom is the only company in the world to offer integrated clean energy solutions throughout the nuclear supply chain and beyond, including the design, construction and operation of nuclear power plants and uranium mining, the Russian company website reports.

Conversion and enrichment, nuclear fuel supply, decommissioning, spent fuel storage, and transportation and safe disposal of nuclear waste also join these actions, the website adds.

The Russian company, with over 70 years of continuous experience, is the world leader in high-performance solutions for all types of nuclear power plants. It is also working in the wind generation, nuclear medicine, energy storage and other segments.

Aenta has as its main functions the development, fostering and peaceful use of nuclear applications in nuclear medicine, production of radiopharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and other diseases among the first causes of death in Cuba.

Due to these functions, it is a focal point for collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency.


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