MOSCOW, August 5 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Venezuela discussed prospects for building nuclear research reactors and distillation reactors, the Russian civilian nuclear power holding company Atomenergoprom said on Wednesday.
The heads of Atomenegoprom, part of Russia's state-controlled civilian nuclear power corporation Rosatom, and the Venezuelan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, held their first working meeting since signing an agreement in 2008 on cooperation in civilian nuclear power, Atomenergoprom said.
During the meeting the sides discussed training for Venezuelan personnel in Russia "in the field of nuclear medicine, geological and geophysical research, and operation of nuclear energy and research reactors and also scientific and technical personnel," the statement said.
Venezuela has been a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency since 1957 and has signed a whole package of documents on the development of the civilian nuclear power industry.
Venezuela built a nuclear research reactor in 1960. The reactor was taken out of operation in 1994.