Serbia has signed an agreement with Russia on the construction of a center for nuclear technologies, News
Today, the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the State Corporation Rosatom signed the General Framework Agreement on the construction of a center for nuclear technologies and the Agreement on the establishment of a joint venture that will implement this project on the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
On the eve of Prime Minister Ana Brnabić’s visit to Moscow, the agreements were signed by Minister without Portfolio in charge of Innovation and Technological Development and President of the Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation with Russia Nenad Popović and Rosatom Overseas President Yevgeny Pakermanov.
Based on the mentioned agreements, during the next three years, a center for nuclear medicine based on a cyclotron complex and facilities for the production of radiopharmaceuticals will be built in Serbia.
Popovic pointed out that this is a historic day in the relations between Serbia and Russia, because the mentioned agreements return our country to the map of European countries that have capacities for scientific research in the field of nuclear technologies.
As he pointed out, that will raise Serbia’s readiness in the field of medicine, science, research, and we already have requests from the surrounding countries to use the capacities of this center together with our scientists.
According to him, the signing of these agreements opened new perspectives in the development of relations between Serbia and Russia in the field of nuclear technologies.
The General Director of the State Corporation Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev, expressed satisfaction that concrete steps have been determined together with Serbian partners, as well as preliminary deadlines for the realization of the project, in which innovative Russian nuclear technologies will be applied.
He explained that the Radiopharmaceutical Complex and the Center for Nuclear Medicine will make high-tech medical care accessible to the citizens of Serbia, aimed primarily at solving problems in the fight against oncological diseases.
– The future center will make a significant contribution to the development of Serbia, it will apply the most advanced technologies, such as the production of radioisotopes used for medical and industrial purposes, as well as alloyed silicon for industry, providing services for determining the elemental composition of ores and minerals – stated Likhachev.
Pakermanov conveyed that a modern production of radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases will be launched within the joint venture with the Serbian side.
This will significantly contribute to the development of advanced nuclear medicine in Serbia and the entire region, he pointed out and announced that the start of work for the practical implementation of the project is planned for 2022.
The project of establishing a center for nuclear technologies is being realized within the framework of the Interstate Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Russian Federation, signed in 2019 during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Serbia, eKapija reports.