Cablegate: South Africa and Russia Sign Scientific And
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UNCLAS PRETORIA 005371
STATE FOR NP/NE/BURKART/KRASS/COMELLA
DOE FOR NE-2.4/LMCDANIEL, NNSA/NA-243/MMANNING
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG TRGY KNNP KSCA SF
SUBJECT: SOUTH AFRICA AND RUSSIA SIGN SCIENTIFIC AND
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT ON NUCLEAR ENERGY
(U) On November 20, the Department of Minerals and Energy
(DME) signed an agreement with Russian Federation
counterparts to broaden and strengthen scientific and
technical cooperation between the two countries under the
umbrella of their International Trade and Economic
Cooperation (ITEC). According to DME's press statement, the
agreement is designed to enable cooperation in research and
development in the field of nuclear power engineering, use of
atomic energy for electricity generation, heating and
desalination, radioactive waste management, nuclear safety,
radiation protection and radiological environmental
protection, nuclear radiation safety regulation, and the
decommissioning and decontamination of nuclear facilities.
The Russian Federation is a key supplier of low enriched
uranium for Eskom's nuclear power station at Koeberg.