IRKUTSK, January 22 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Rosatom
state nuclear corporation plans to sign in the first quarter of
2009 a cooperation agreement with Mongolia that may include a
joint venture to develop uranium deposits in both countries.
Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of Rosatom, said on Thursday
that the joint venture could also develop uranium deposits in
Mongolia estimates its uranium reserves at 60,000 metric
tons. Russian experts have assessed the country's reserves at
There is an estimated 5 million tons of recoverable
uranium reserves worldwide.