Russia, Serbia sign agreement on building nuclear technology center – Business & Economy
BELGRADE, December 9. / TASS /. The Serbian government and the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom have signed an agreement on the construction of a nuclear technology center in the republic, the press service of Serbian Innovation Minister Nenad Popovic said on Thursday.
“The Serbian government and the state-owned company Rosatom have signed a general framework agreement on the construction of the nuclear technology center and an agreement on the establishment of a joint venture that will implement this project in Serbia,” the statement said.
The document was signed by Nenad Popovic, who also acts as the chairman of the Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation with Russia, and the chairman of Rusatom Overseas (a company of the state-owned Rosatom company) Yevgeny Pakermanov.
Under the signed agreement, a nuclear medicine center based on a cyclotron complex, as well as facilities for the production of radiopharmaceuticals, will be built in Serbia over the next three years, the press service reported.
“This is a historic day in the relations between Russia and Serbia. Based on the agreements between our leaders, the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, we have signed an agreement that will bring back the Serbia on the map of European countries which have capacities for scientific research in the field of nuclear technology, âPopovic said.
Yevgeny Pakermanov said that the start of work on the practical implementation of the project is scheduled for 2022.
During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Serbia on January 17, 2019, the parties signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The parties also adopted a joint declaration on the strategic partnership between countries for the construction of a center for nuclear science, technology and innovation.
On October 19, 2019, the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom and the Serbian Ministry of Innovations and Technological Development signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of a center for nuclear science, technology and innovation.