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News ID: 17073
Publish Date: 15:31 - 22 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 22 - Russia signed an agreement to build a nuclear power plant in Sudan, Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency announced on Friday, a month after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir.

Russia to build nuclear power plant in SudanTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Bashir has been pushing for closer energy and military ties with Russia.

The nuclear power plant deal was signed in Khartoum on Thursday by Rusatom Overseas, a branch of Rosatom, and Sudan's electricity ministry, the Russian nuclear company said in a statement.

"The development of nuclear technology will allow Sudan to deal with its energy security problem. It is a strategic project which will determine the nature of relations between our two countries for a long time," Rosatom said.

"As part of a feasibility study for the nuclear power plant construction project, the choice of site will be examined and the key parameters will be defined," including timing and funding, it said without giving further details.

The deal comes after Bashir met Putin in the Black Sea coast city of Sochi on November 23, where a cooperation nuclear energy deal was signed.

During the visit, Bashir asked for Russia to protect his country from the "aggressive acts" of the United States. He also said he wanted to ramp up military ties and praised Moscow's military presence in Syria.

Source: AFP

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