Russia ready to build nuclear power plant in S. Arabia

TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) – Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, would be ready to cooperate with partners from the US, Europe, and Asia to build a nuclear power plant in Saudi Arabia, Rosatom’s CEO Alexey Likhachev said on Monday.

According to Likhachev, Russia will finalize the decision for cooperating in the project by 2020-2021. 

As reported earlier, Rosatom is close to signing a commercial contract to building two nuclear reactors in Uzbekistan.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Riyadh for his visit to Saudi Arabia, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.

MNA/PR

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