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    Russia is ready to help develop nuclear power industry in Zambia including by constructing a nuclear research center, Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom CEO Sergey Kirienko said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the two countries signed a cooperation agreement on peaceful atomic energy at the Atomexpo 2016 forum.

    "We are ready to share all of our knowledge and experience with colleagues from Zambia," Kirienko said.

    To this end, Moscow and Lusaka have already agreed to train 20 students from Zambia in Russian universities annually, Kirienko added.

    According to the Rosatom CEO, the construction of a nuclear research center in Zambia may be the next step toward further bilateral projects in power plant construction.

    The Atomexpo 2016 forum held from May 30 to June 1 in Moscow brings together representatives from the world's leaders in nuclear power. Earlier at the event Rosatom agreed on bilateral projects with Nigeria, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Bolivia.


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