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Myanmar and Russia Ink Pact on Nuclear Energy Cooperation

  • Junta chief on private visit witness signing with Rosatom
  • Roscosmos, Russian senior defense officials in discussions
Min Aung Hlaing
Min Aung HlaingPhotographer: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar’s military government and Rosatom State Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding on nuclear energy cooperation during junta chief Min Aung Hlaing’s private visit to Russia, according to the Ministry of Information. 

The military chief met with Alexey Likhachev, director general of Rosatom, in Moscow on Monday and discussed about room for cooperation in such areas as scientific research, pharmaceutical production, agriculture, livestock and industry, and food sector by making use of nuclear energy “peacefully”, the ministry said in a statement, without providing the details.