Russia and Japan to cooperate in peaceful use of nuclear energy

Russia and Japan to cooperate in peaceful use of nuclear energy
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Over the course of Vladimir Putin’s visit to Tokyo, a memorandum of cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy between Russia and Japan was signed by both parties, TASS news agency reports on Friday citing its source in Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.

On the part of Russia, the memorandum was signed by Rosatom, while Japan was represented in the document by the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry of Japan and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The signing ceremony was carried out in the presence of President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

Rosatom’s source indicated eliminating the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster as one of the key areas of cooperation between the countries.

In particular, the parties discussed the treatment of radioactive waste and agreed to launch consultations on the establishment of a common platform connecting sites in Japan and Russia, which are planned to be conducted within the framework of cooperation on the peaceful atom.

The counterparts also discussed plans for staff exchange and mutual use of innovative nuclear technology based on experience of the two countries.