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Uzbekistan develops cooperation in the field of nuclear energy with Kazakhstan

6 February 2020

On 5 February 2020, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan with a delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan headed by the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan M. Mirzagaliev.

During the meeting, issues of developing bilateral relations in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy were discussed in detail.

The parties also touched upon the topics of cooperation in the field of developing joint efforts in the information sphere and environmental impact assessment, as well as ecology.

Information was provided in detail on the implementation of the project on the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Republic of Uzbekistan, on measures taken to implement the state nuclear energy program as a whole and to create nuclear infrastructure, as well as on the implementation of international legal instruments in the field of nuclear safety.

In addition, it was reported that in accordance with international standards and requirements of the IAEA, public hearings are expected in the near future in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan and neighboring countries, including the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Environmental Impact Assessment of activities related to the placement of facilities and operation of the Uzbek NPP.

The Kazakhstani side positively assessed the measures taken by the neighboring country in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy and proposed to continue to closely cooperate in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy. Following the meeting, an agreement was reached to work together in this direction.