Council approves Ethiopia, Russia nuclear deal

Council approves Ethiopia, Russia nuclear deal

The Council of Ministers of Ethiopia on Thursday approved nuclear energy development the country signed with the Government of Russia.

It was about a year ago that Russia has inked collaboration agreement with Ethiopia to help the latter develop nuclear energy and use for peaceful purposes, including in the medical sector. In its brief statement the Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia stated that the agreement between the two countries to develop nuclear energy is made respecting the 1968 international law that forbids competition for nuclear power.

The statement also stated that the deal between the two countries is also made respecting the agreement they made with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which allows the use of nuclear energy for peaceful development purposes. The nuclear energy development deal between the two countries, which is approved by the Council of Ministers is sent to the Parliament to be approved and become a legally binding proclamation.