Venezuela, Russia to boost technology cooperation

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Posted: Nov 10, 2009 8:47 AM

Venezuela and Russia say they are working on a series of agreements for Moscow to provide the South American country with technology for the development of industries ranging from robotics to biochemistry.

Venezuela's science and technology minister, Jesse Chacon, says the agreements will likely be signed next year.

Russian authorities have presented more than 5,000 technological projects for Venezuela's consideration.

Chacon says the transfer of nuclear technology is not among the projects that were presented at a forum in Venezuela's capital Monday _ even through Russia plans to help Venezuela develop nuclear energy to produce electricity.