Rabat, Morocco, October 10, 2017 - CMI Développement Company and regional council of the Marrakech-Safi region (the Kingdom of Morocco) as well as Rusatom Healthcare, a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Aromic Energy Corporation, and regional center of Rosatom in the Middle East and North Africa signed Memorandum of understanding. The document provides long-term cooperation on creation of multifunctional irradiation centers in the Marrakech-Safi region and distribution of radioisotope products for healthcare facilities in Morocco.

Denis Cherednichenko, director general of Rusatom Healthcare, and Alexander Voronkov, director of Rosatom Middle East and North Africa, affixed their signatures to the document from Russian side, as well as Saad Chajai, manager of CMI Développement Company, and Milouda Hazeb, Vice-President of the Marrakech Safi Region, affixed their signatures from Moroccan side.

Signing ceremony took place in the presence of Alexander Tkachev, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and Aziz Akhannouch, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests of the Kingdom of Morocco, on sidelines of Russian-Moroccan business forum in Rabat organized by the Russian Export Center.

With the aim to develop cooperation in the above areas the parties approved a road map for joint work in the field of radiation processing of products.

Denis Cherednichenko, director general of Rusatom Healthcare highlighted the importance of signed Memorandum that opens new horizons of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. «We see big potential of the Moroccan irradiation market and believe in the growing demand for our isotope products among healthcare institutions of the Kingdom”, he concluded.

Abdelaziz Gaouji, the President of the Commission on economic, social, environmental development and education of the Marrakech-Safi region: «Regional council of the Marrakech-Safi and CMI Développement Company are glad about the beginning of our collaboration with Rosatom, such a credible organization that holds competencies in application of radiation technologies in agriculture and medicine. I believe that our cooperation will bring higher added value in these sectors both on local and regional levels».