Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Russia and U.S. cooperate on nuclear energy

27 June 2012, 14:01

 Moscow - Russia's state atomic agency (Rosatom) said on Tuesday that Moscow and Washington had completed the drafting of a new cooperation agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy.

It said that the agreement is expected to be signed in September.

Rosatom’s Head, Sergei Kirienko, held talks with the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Daniel Poneman in Moscow.

He said the agreement envisaged that Russian and the U.S. scientists would obtain access to nuclear research facilities in each other's country and cooperate in innovations and other related areas.

Kirienko also said the two sides would jointly develop fast- breeder nuclear reactors and low- and medium-power reactors.

In January 2011, Russia and the U.S. had signed the Agreement for Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, also known as the 123 Agreement.

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Daniel Poneman, pointed out that the two countries would also work together to promote the safety of existing reactors, improve the structure of future units, and increase the fuel efficiency.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...