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    Russia and Tunisia are set to conclude an intergovernmental agreement on nuclear energy cooperation during an intergovernmental commission session in October, Tunisian Ambassador to Russia Ali Gutali said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On June 1, a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear energy was signed by deputy director general of Russia's Rosatom state nuclear corporation Nikolai Spassky and Gutali. The document outlined the legal basis for assistance in the development of basic nuclear energy infrastructure in Tunisia.

    "We are now in the phase of preparing an intergovernmental agreement in order to reach the second stage of carrying out the articles of agreements in practice. An intergovernmental commission will be held in October, the agreement will be signed as part of that intergovernmental commission," Gutali told RIA Novosti.

    Earlier this year, Russia signed contracts for the construct of nuclear plants with Egypt and Jordan.


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