29 December, 2017, ROSATOM and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a nuclear cooperation agreement.
The agreement was signed by ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev, and Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Nodir Otazhonov.
The agreement paves the way for bilateral cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan in many aspects of civil nuclear energy. The collaboration could include creation and development of infrastructure in Uzbekistan, training, construction of nuclear power plants and research reactors, as well as operational and maintenance support during their life cycle. It could also cover exploration and mining of Uranium, handling of uranium waste and the production of radioisotopes for use in medicine, agriculture and academic research.