On behalf of the Australian Government, I have signed a Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister, Mr Volodymyr Demchyshyn.
This Agreement enables Australia to export uranium to Ukraine - one of the world’s top ten generators of nuclear power.
All exports of Australian uranium will be subject to internationally agreed security standards and will be strictly controlled to ensure Australian nuclear material is only used for peaceful purposes.
Under the Agreement, the use of Australian nuclear material for the development of weapons or explosive devices is strictly prohibited.
This Agreement provides Ukraine with the opportunity to diversify its energy supply and will enhance bilateral cooperation between Australia and Ukraine on nuclear-related activities, including nuclear safeguards, security, safety and science.
Australia currently has 24 Nuclear Cooperation Agreements allowing export of uranium to 42 countries plus Taiwan.
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