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    Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement in the civilian nuclear cooperation, the head of Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said on Sunday.

    Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement in the civilian nuclear cooperation, the head of Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation said on Sunday.

    “Everything is ready, at the level of delegations everything has been initialed and agreed. We expect to sign [the document] in the fall,” Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko said.

    In June, reports said Russia and Saudi Arabia had agreed on the draft document and discussed prospects for advancing bilateral cooperation in civilian energy and related sectors.

    Saudi Arabia also presented its national nuclear energy program.

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    nuclear energy, Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, Saudi Arabia
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