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.