The Russia-Africa Economic Forum will host on October 23 a panel discussion “Contribution of Nuclear Technologies in the Development of Africa” with the participation of Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev

The panel discussion will become one of the key topic within the framework of the forum’s business program. Alexey Likhachev will discuss the possibilities of nuclear technologies and their role in the development of the continent with other session participants, including the Deputy Director General and Head of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Najat Mokhtar, Head of the Zambia Atomic Energy Agency, Roland Msiska, Minister of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda, Claver Gatete, Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia Getahun Mekuriya Kuma and other representatives of relevant ministries and corporations.

“ROSATOM has been active in Africa for a long time. The creation and development of the nuclear industry on the African continent will not only solve the problem of the energy crisis, but also change the standard of living, providing full access to public health services, increasing the level of education and food security. We see a great interest on the part of African countries in creating new ties for further technological development. Moreover, we are ready to discuss all possible options for cooperation on the continent. I am sure that Russian-African nuclear projects will have a great future”, said Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM.

The panel discussion will take place in the Main Media Center at 14.30.

Top managers of several ROSATOM’s subsidiaries will take part in the Economic Forum. What is more, the exhibition stand of ROSATOM at the Forum will outline its innovative solutions based on nuclear technologies, proposed in Africa.