On October 25, 2016, the Russian-Burmese working group on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy held its first meeting in Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar).
Dr Khin Maung Latt, Director General of Department of Atomic Energy, and Egor Simonov, Head of ROSATOM in Southeast Asia and Regional Vice President, opened the meeting.
The meeting was attended by delegates from country's leading research and educational institutions.
On behalf of Russia, the meeting was attended by representatives of ROSATOM and its subsidiaries. For instance, Russia presented its capabilities in the sphere of national nuclear infrastructure development for the nuclear energy newcomer countries.
During the meeting, the opportunities for implementing R&D projects on nuclear technologies in Myanmar, as well as joint efforts to develop the human resources in the industry were discussed.
“We believe that nuclear technologies utilized for peaceful purposes will help Myanmar to considerably improve the standard of living, as the atom is used not only in the power industry, but also in many other extremely important areas, such as medicine, agriculture, environment," said Egor Simonov.
The event took place within the framework of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy concluded by ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Government of Myanmar in June 2015.