Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kenya, Slovakia Nuclear Deal Set for January

The Kenyan government is set to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with the Slovakian government by the end of the January 2013.

Speaking about the deal, Slovakia’s Foreign Affairs State Secretary Peter Burian told Xinhua that both nations have already exchanged a draft of the Memorandum of Understanding.

“By September 2013, the first batch of Kenyans to be trained in nuclear science will arrive in Slovakia,” Burain added.

With fast tracking, it could take Kenya at least 15 years to develop the capacity to generate nuclear power, a process that normally takes a country nearly 30 years, he said.

The pact, which follows the agreement signed by both nations back in December 2012, will involve both the ministry of energy and higher education. 

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