Russia signs nuclear agreement with Mongolia

On February 17, Rosatom's Deputy Director Nikolay Spasskiy met with the Head of Mongolia's Department of Atomic Energy Sondomyn Enkhbat to sign an agreement that would see creation of a uranium deposit development joint venture. In earlier discussions with Russian nuclear industry officials, Mongolia had reportedly expressed the desire also to participate in Russia's IUEC in Angarsk. Russian officials have also previously stated that they would consider construction of a nuclear power plant of small or medium capacity in the country. The status of negotiation on these two issues is, however, unclear.