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Installation of first reactor core at Dabaa fixes Egypt in Russia’s nuclear orbit

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Issue 492 - 08 Oct 2023 - By John Hamilton | 4 minute read

The installation of the reactor core at the first unit of the Dabaa nuclear plant on 6 October confirms the project as an anchor of Cairo’s political and financial alliance with Moscow for the next 50 years. It is a step which will have a more meaningful impact than Egypt’s recently agreed membership of the enlarged Brics alliance, writes John Hamilton.

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