Russia says eyes energy cooperation with Syria

Medvedev said that he hoped cooperation with Syria in the oil, gas and atomic energy sectors will be increased.

Russia says eyes energy cooperation with Syria

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that he hoped cooperation with Syria in the oil, gas and atomic energy sectors will be increased.

"Cooperation on atomic energy (with Syria) could get a second wind," Medvedev said at a press conference with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

Medvedev gave no further details on what nuclear cooperation had been discussed.

Russian news agencies quoted Assad as saying that he had discussed with Medvedev the possibility of building power plants, including nuclear ones, in Syria.

Russia says all nations have the right to peaceful nuclear power programmes and is due this year to start up an atomic power station a Russian state company has built in Iran.


Reuters

Last Mod: 11 Mayıs 2010, 15:30
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