During Latin America Nuclear Energy Stakeholders Conference, Dmitry Bazhenov, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Rusatom Overseas, made a speech on the future outlook of Rosatom’s cooperation with Latin American nations. In particular, he introduced Rosatom’s solution to regional cooperation projects development in the fields of nuclear power, nuclear science and technologies, and nuclear fuel cycle.
The conference was held under the auspices of International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) on 25–26 October 2016. The venue was visited by Ministries and government authorities engaged in peaceful nuclear energy development from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and other South and Latin American nations, as well as representatives of IAEA and those of the world’s major nuclear corporations, including top management of Rosatom State Corporation.
IFNEC, formerly Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), was initiated by the United States Department of Energy in 2006 with the aim of incentivizing nuclear power consumption and deploying a closed nuclear fuel cycle so as to promote nuclear waste and materials reduction strategies. To date, 34 nations are participants in IFNEC, including Russia, the USA, France, China, etc. IFNEC’s activities have been overseen by the IAEA, EuroAtom, and the Nuclear Energy Agency, a specialized organization within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).