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Serbia to launch nuclear research centre with help from Rosatom - official

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia to launch nuclear research centre with help from Rosatom - official Source: Serbian Government

BELGRADE (Serbia), July 24 (SeeNews) - Serbia is in talks with Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom for the construction of a ​nuclear research centre, a Serbian government official has said.

Serbia is preparing an agreement with Russia on the launch of the most modern centre for nuclear research in Southeast Europe in the fields of medicine, agriculture, industry and development of new materials, Nenad Popovic, minister without portfolio in charge of innovation, said in a press release on Tuesday.

"By resuming the cooperation with Rosatom after 30 years, we again raise our scientific capacities in the field of nuclear technologies, based on the best Russian knowledge and technologies that will be available to us in the future," Popovic said.

In January, Rosatom signed a cooperation agreement with Serbia for the execution of joint projects in the field of nuclear energy. The agreement envisages assistance in the creation and improvement of nuclear energy infrastructure in Serbia, design, construction and modernisation of research nuclear reactors, nuclear medicine development, as well as implementation of fundamental and applied research in the field of nuclear energy.

Serbia officially joined the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) as its 23rd member state in March.

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