Moscow, Belgrade may sign deal to build nuclear center in Serbia in January

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BELGRADE, November 9. /TASS/. A deal to create a nuclear center in Serbia can be signed in January as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Friday.

“Hopefully, it [the agreement] can be inked during our president’s visit, it’s highly likely,” he told reporters after a meeting with Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy Prime Minister, Ivica Dacic. Borisov emphasized the high level of readiness of the agreement.

“This is a new milestone in our relations,” the Russian official added. According to him, it was the deputy CEO of Russia’s state corporation Rosatom, Nikolai Spassky, who held negotiations with the Serbian side.

“If we speak about the essence of cooperation, this is cooperation in the area of peaceful nuclear development and also the use of Russian isotopes for the sake of medical research and medical diagnostics in Serbia,” said Borisov.

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