Dhaka: Bangladesh entered into a five-year Framework Agreement with Russia on peaceful use of nuclear energy that will lead to building a nuke-power plant in the South Asian country.
Architect Yeafesh Osman, State Minister for Science and ICT, on behalf of the Bangladesh government signed the ‘Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of the Use of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes’ at a function in Moscow Friday.
On the host side, Sergey Kiriyenko Director-General of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation or "Rosatom", signed the deal on behalf of the Russian government, said a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, who held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on the occasion, witnessed the signing ceremony.
Lavrov expressed his government’s full support for establishing nuclear power plants in Bangladesh, the announcement said.
Both the Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction over the signing of the agreement.
“Both the countries agreed that the signing of the ‘Agreement’ would be followed by the subsequent ‘inter-governmental agreements’ on technical and financial aspects,” said the release of the foreign office.
BDST: 2035, May 21, 2010