Russia to cooperate with Armenia on nuclear energy: Rosatom

Russian nuclear specialists will partner with Armenian nuclear experts on various projects, including in third-party countries, the head of state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kirienko, said Wednesday.

On Wednesday in Yerevan Kiriyenko gave the leading Armenian nuclear specialists medals linked to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian nuclear industry, Sputnik News reports.

“It is our common anniversary – not only Russian, but anniversary of the nuclear industry of the whole Soviet Union,” Kirienko said at the ceremony.

Kirienko noted that the strategic partnership between Russia and Armenia consists of joint work on the extension of the exploitation times of the second unit of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant’ (Metsamor NPP), supply of nuclear fuel, nuclear and radiation safety issues.

In March 2014, the Armenian government extended the service life of its second power plant. Russia’s nuclear energy corporation Rosatom agreed to work jointly with Armenia on the project to extend the power unit’s service life until 2026.

Russia and Armenia signed a deal in 2014 to extend the service life of the second reactor.

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