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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the government of Russia and Belarus on strengthening strategic cooperation in the field of the peaceful uses of atomic energy and related high technologies. The document was signed by Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev and the Chairman of the Belarus State Committee for Science & Technology (SCSS), Sergey Shlychkov, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State in St Petersburg.

Date: Saturday, 03 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-and-belarus-to-strengthen-nuclear-co-operation-11483125

A multipurpose nuclear research reactor is one of the possible results of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Russia and Belarus to deepen cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Belarus-and-Russia-aim-to-deepen-nuclear-cooperati

Egypt and Russia's presidents joined a ceremony by videolink to mark the pouring of the first concrete into the foundation slab of El Dabaa unit 4 - a moment which means all four units at the Egyptian nuclear power plant are now under construction.

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Presidents-join-ceremony-for-first-concrete-for-El

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, during a five-day visit to Russia, signed agreements with Russia for additional units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The agreement was signed following a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Ministry of Industry & Trade Denis Manturov.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-and-russia-agree-to-expand-kudankulam-11408394

Belarus is considering building a second nuclear power plant, or a third unit at its existing one, and could become one of the leading countries in terms of the proportion of its energy being nuclear-generated, Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich has said.

Date: Saturday, 23 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Belarus-could-be-a-world-leader-in-nuclear-energy

The recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kazakhstan resulted in a raft of agreements covering a wide range of areas. Kazakhstan President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said the visit was of special importance in terms of determining the prospects for the development of relations between the two countries. He noted that the independent development of the two countries was not an obstacle but resulted in a mutually beneficial partnership” which was “well understood in both Kazakhstan and Russia”.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-strengthens-relations-with-kazakhstan-pending-decision-on-npp-construction-11297584

Unit 2 of the Belarus NPP has been put into commercial operation after the acceptance committee signed an act of acceptance for operation of the start-up complex according to the press service of the Belarus Ministry of Energy. The decision followed positive conclusions of the supervisory authorities and the working commission of the NPP and the issue of an operating licence by the Ministry of Emergency Situations. According to contractual obligations, Rosatom now assumes responsibility for the operability of the equipment of the unit during the warranty period.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbelarus-npp-unit-2-formally-commissioned-11265680

The second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant was put into commercial operation on 1 November. Together with the first unit the new nuclear power plant will provide about 40% of the country's electricity needs.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Second-Belarus-unit-enters-commercial-operation

Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL has entered into a long-term cooperation agreement with the Belarusian organisation for the management of radioactive waste, BelRAO. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Belarusian Energy Forum in Minsk by the Director of TVEL’s decommissioning programmes, Eduard Nikitin, and the Director of BelRAO, Dmitry Logvin.

Date: Friday, 20 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-and-belarus-increase-cooperation-on-radioactive-waste-management-11232840