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The Russian Federation and the republic of South Africa carry on negotiations for joint processing of uranium

Russia and the republic of South Africa carry on negotiations for joint processing of uranium for the subsequent sale in the international market. On it has informed the minister of a mining industry Southern - the African Republic Buelva Sondzhiki.
According to the minister, Russia actively supports creation of the international nuclear centres which would sell fuel for reactors, and suggests the republic of South Africa to support this project, transfers () Reuters.
According to B.Sondzhiki, Russia considers its country only as the raw market, however the republic of South Africa prefers, that uranium processing occurred in its territory, as wants to keep control over process .
Besides, the South African minister has declared that the republic of South Africa considers possibility to be engaged in processing and storage of the used nuclear fuel by an example of other states.
it is necessary to notice that Vladimir Putin spoke about possible cooperation in the field of atomic engineering from the republic of South Africa also during visit to this country in September of last year. It was a question including of a construction and operation of new atomic power stations.
southern - the African Republic is the unique state on the African continent, possessing an atomic power station which is located in 40 km from Cape Town. It is necessary to notice that prior to the beginning 1990 - h this country was engaged also in military workings out, however then has completely refused the completely created nuclear arsenal.