On 25 September 2023 in Vienna, Austria, Rosatom State Corporation and Algerian Commission of Atomic Energy (COMENA) signed a memorandum of understanding.
The memorandum was signed on sidelines of 67th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference by Boris Arseev, Division Deputy Head – International Business Director of the Rosatom State Corporation and Abdelhamid Mellah, the COMENA commissioner.
The parties have agreed to develop long-term, efficient, and mutually beneficial cooperation in the implementation of joint projects in the field of non-energy nuclear technologies in healthcare and the development of nuclear medicine in Algeria including the development of nuclear medicine centers. The cooperation with the partner will be overseen by the «Health Technologies» division of JSC «Rusatom Healthcare» which accumulates the expertise of ROSATOM in the field of healthcare.
«ROSATOM approaches the implementation of its healthcare tasks in the most comprehensive way possible. Our work in this area includes an isotope complex and the production of radiopharmaceuticals, the production of high-tech medical equipment, the processing of medical devices and food products with ionizing radiation, and development of the nuclear medicine centers. We are pleased to have the opportunity to develop innovative peaceful nuclear technologies together with Algeria to increase the life expectancy and improve the quality of life for citizens» - said Boris Arseev.