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Russia, Bolivia agree to cooperate in nuclear energy

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Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bolivian ministry of hydrocarbons and energy on cooperation for the peaceful uses of atomic energy.

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Cooperation will include: the use of radioisotopes and radiation technologies and their application in industry, medicine, agriculture and other fields; providing training and education personnel; and assistance in the creation and development of infrastructure for the management and regulation of Bolivia's nuclear power program.

It also cover the potential construction of a nuclear science and technology center; holding consultations on the possible construction of nuclear power plants of Russian design in Bolivia; and, the development of public information programs.

The two sides have agreed to hold talks on a possible intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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