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Jan 23, 2017

Hungary to step up work on Paks nuclear power plant in cooperation with Russia's Rosatom

The expansion plans were announced following a meeting with Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, during his visit to Moscow this week

Hungary has confirmed its intention to step up work on its Paks nuclear power plant in cooperation with Russia’s Rosatom, the Russian TASS news agency reports today.

"The Hungarian partners have reaffirmed Budapest’s intention to keep working on the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant in cooperation with Rosatom," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

The expansion plans were announced following a meeting with Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, during his visit to Moscow this week.

"The bilateral agreements concluded so far and the contact itself encompass the entire life cycle of the power plant from construction to fuel supplies and maintenance. This is a strategic project in scale and by virtue of its high-tech nature," he added.

The ministers noted that there has been a significant deepening of cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the two nations, including student exchanges and pro-active dialogue between the foreign ministries.