On May 17, 2016 ROSATOM and National Council for Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Cambodia signed two documents: Memorandum on Nuclear Energy Information Center in Cambodia and Memorandum on a Cambodia-Russia joint working group on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Both documents were signed by Mr. Sergey Kirienko, the Chief Executive Officer of ROSATOM, from the Russian side, and Mr. Sai Samal, the Chairman of the National Council for Sustainable Development, from the side of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Memoranda were signed with witness of Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Mr. Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia who had arrived in Russia for a working visit.
Memorandum on Nuclear Energy Information Center is an important step in strengthening the cooperation between the two countries in the area of public acceptance of the atomic energy in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Information Center is planned to become a platform for joint cultural and educational events for various population groups, first of all, for children, pupils and students. The Center’s activities will not be commercial but focused on the promotion of all the aspects of the peaceful uses of atomic energy. This Center will let the population of Cambodia get better understanding of the nuclear energy principles, the perspectives of the national nuclear energy and industry development, and also raise the prestige of the profession among the young people.
Memorandum on a Cambodia-Russia joint working group on the peaceful uses of atomic energy will make it possible for the parties to hold regular meetings between experts from the two countries to define and implement joint projects.