Russia to build nuclear power plant in Sudan

Russia on 21 December 2017 signed an agreement with Sudan to build a nuclear power plant in the nation. The information was shared by Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom.

The deal was signed by Rusatom Overseas, a branch of Rosatom and Sudan’s electricity ministry in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan. The agreement follows up on the high-level meeting that took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir in November 2017.

The development of nuclear technology will allow Sudan to deal with its energy security problem.

The agreement also has strategic implications, as it will determine the nature of relations between Russia and Sudan for a long time to come.

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