Kuala Lumpur – Russia looks forward to sharing its vast experience in advanced technology including the peaceful use of nuclear in power and for medical purpose, former Ambassador Lyudmila G Vorobyeva said.
She said that Russia through its national nuclear corporation, ROSATOM, could assist Malaysia if it decided to pursue the proposal for nuclear power plant, including helping to educate the public on security issues.
“In Russia, around 20 per cent of electricity is generated by nuclear power plant even though we have very rich oil and gas reserves,” she told Bernama in a “farewell” interview here recently.
A delegation from ROSATOM was in Malaysia recently and had voiced interest to establish an information centre on nuclear technology for Malaysia, said Vorobyeva, who left for home two weeks ago, after assuming the post of ambassador to Malaysia for more than four years.
As for nuclear technology for medical purpose, Vorobyeva revealed that discussions for joint studies on cancer treatment for children were currently ongoing between experts from the two countries.
She said that the treatment, using advanced technology from Russia, had a very high level of recovery and doctors from one of Moscow’s medical centres were keen to share their knowledge and experience on the technology.
According to Vorobyeva, experts from both countries were also working together to develop dengue vaccine using a new biotechnology method.
She noted that the two countries could also explore cooperation in other areas such as aerospace, civil and defence aviation.
Vorobyeva hoped the new Russian ambassador would continue to foster good relations and cooperation with Malaysia.