The Board of the Association of Economic Cooperation with African States (AECAS) has made a decision to include Rusatom Overseas JSC (part of the Rosatom State Corporation) in the Association.
The organization was established as a result of the first Russia - Africa summit in 2019 to bring together state agencies, business and expert communities from the Russian and African sides aimed to expand mutually beneficial partnership.
Evgeny Pakermanov, President of Rusatom Overseas JSC, noted high importance of cooperation with African States within company's international activities framework. "Africa is one of the most promising and fast-growing regions in the world with strong development potential. Rusatom Overseas JSC membership in AECAS will contribute to further development of Russian-African projects in the field of nuclear energy and non-energy nuclear applications, as well as strengthen and expand business relations between Russian nuclear industry and African States," Evgeny Pakermanov underlined.
Rosatom is engaged in a dialogue with over 20 African States in such areas as construction of large and small-scale nuclear power plants, Centers for Nuclear Technology Research and Development, development of uranium deposits. These include Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, the Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Namibia and others. Moreover, Rosatom is implementing the largest energy project in the continent – construction of Egypt's first NPP El Dabaa.