1 Nov 2021 16:46

Rosatom ready to expand cooperation with China regarding 'peaceful atom'

MOSCOW. Nov 1 (Interfax) - Rosatom is ready to expand cooperation with China regarding the "peaceful atom", the Russian state atomic energy corporation said in a statement.

Rosatom said that the 25th meeting of the Russian-Chinese subcommittee on nuclear issues took place on October 26 online as part of the commission for preparing regular meetings of the heads of the governments of Russia and China. Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachev and China Atomic Energy Agency (CAEA) chairman Zhang Kejian co-chaired the meeting.

"Likhachev appreciated very much the progress that the two sides have made in cooperating in the nuclear area, and he expressed readiness to expand Russian-Chinese cooperation in the area of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, with access to a higher level," according to the statement.

Likhachev and Kejian signed a protocol following the meeting of the subcommittee.

Rosatom is currently constructing Phase IV of the Tianwan nuclear power plant and Phase II of the Xudabao NPP in China.