On May 24, 2018 ROSATOM and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission signed the strategic document on French-Russian partnership in the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
In witness of Presidents of the Russian Federation and the French Republic Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron the document was signed by Director General of ROSATOM and Administrator General of French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission François Jacq.
The document is called for to give a new impetus to the cooperation and express mutual intention to develop cooperation in the area of energy efficiency and renewables. It undersigns that both parties share general approaches to nuclear power development and its role in achieving goal of the Paris Agreement as part of the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change. It was noted that the nuclear power is a high-technology, modern, reliable and economically effective source of energy generation which ensures, along with renewables, solutions for greenhouse release constraints.
The parties are to strengthen technical and commercial interaction if the sphere of energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, development of energy accumulation systems, development of fast neutron nuclear power, engineering and equipment supplies for nuclear power plants, supply of nuclear fuel for commercial and scientific purposes, processing of spent nuclear fuel and reuse of recovered materials.
ROSATOM and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission are intended to jointly implement industrial facilities in third countries.
The document also provides for scientific exchanges between students of nuclear educational establishments and broadening contacts between employees of research nuclear centers.