S.Lavrov: Russia and Kazakhstan to sign agreement on atomic power plant soon

Russia and Kazakhstan will sign in the near future an agreement on the construction of atomic power plant in the Kazakh city of Kurchatov, said the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on August 6th. Previously, the state-owned corporation Rosatom reported that Russia and Kazakhstan developed a draft intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan, and substantial progress was reached in the matter. "The agreement is getting ready to be initialed, and it will be signed soon," - Lavrov said at the meeting with his Kazakh counterpart E. Idrisov. On May 29th, Rosatom and Kazatomprom signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the construction of the first Kazakhstan atomic power station with water-cooled power reactors of Russian design with estimated capacity of from 300 MW to 1200 MW.

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