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Russia approves CIS draft agreement on convergence in atomic energy use

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a Commonwealth of Independent States draft agreement on the peaceful use of atomic energy, the Russian government said.

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The agreement establishes principles for member states to follow when it comes to the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, it said in a statement.

Medvedev called for the agreement to be signed at a meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government, according to an order of April 20, 2017 released along with the statement.

The CIS is a regional organization formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union. Nine out of the 15 former Soviet Republics are member states, and two are associate members (Ukraine and Turkmenistan).

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