Rwanda and Russia have moved a step further in realizing a nuclear energy deal.
Rosatom a Russian state owned nuclear group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda for peaceful uses of energy.
According to both, the document establishes legal basis for the implementation of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, including the development of nuclear infrastructure in the Rwanda.
This MOU also spells out the development of programs aimed at raising awareness of nuclear technologies and their applications, as well as the use of radioisotopes and radiation technologies in manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare.
The next step after this MOU will be preparation of the framework Intergovernmental Agreement between Russia and Rwanda.
Rwanda will join the ranks of South Africa currently the only country in Africa with an operational document on nuclear power plant (NPP), which coincidentally produces the cheapest power in South Africa.