Sudan is Expecting to Use Russian Floating Power Unit
According to the Rosatom Communications Department’s report , following the meeting of N. Spassky, Director General for the International Affairs, with N. Babiker, Sudan’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Moscow, the authorities of the Republic of Sudan reaffirmed their commitment to all agreements reached on establishing cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The parties to the meeting discussed further steps, primarily on the project of building an optimised floating power unit in Russia for Sudan. As noted in the report, there is an agreement to continue regular interaction. Russia and Sudan signed an agreement on the development of a project to build a nuclear power plant in this East African country in 2017.
In April 2019, after months of protests because of the dire economic situation, a military coup took place in Sudan, and President Omar al-Bashir resigned. Russia recognised the new authorities of Sudan, and they, in response, thanked Russia for the support and declared their approval of the strategic partnership between the two countries. In early July, the Sudanese Military Council and the opposition agreed to establish a transitional governing body. The negotiations are facilitated by Ethiopia and the African Union.
As we have reported earlier, the African Union is ready to expand cooperation with the Russian Federation in the field of energy. In addition, it is important to note that the markets of African countries will attract Russian small and medium business