Ouagadougou and Moscow on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a nuclear plant in the Sahelian country.
The Information from the Burkinabe Ministry of Energy came 24 hours after a senior cabinet official visiting Russia announced the deal on Thursday.
The nuclear power plant will enable Burkina Faso to meet its energy needs, according to Simon-Pierre Boussim, the minister of energy and mines who signed the agreement on behalf of Ouagadougou.
Moscow for its part, had the MOU signed by Nikolay Spasskiy, deputy director general of the Russian Atomic Agency (Rosatom).
Imoh Edet has more in this report.