The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine hosted a meeting with representatives of the energy sector of the People's Republic of China, China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA).
During a meeting held by the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk the issues of cooperation in the nuclear energy and atomic-industrial complex were discussed.
The Minister pointed out that the President of Ukraine determined deepening of cooperation with the People's Republic of China as a strategic priority. Hence, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry considers cooperation in the field of development of the atomic-industrial complex as promising and beneficial both for Ukraine and China. He also briefed on the possibilities of the fuel and energy complex of Ukraine concerning investments attraction.
Ihor Nasalyk noted the Concept of the State Target Program for the Development of Enterprises of the Atomic Industry Complex for the period up to 2020 envisages the implementation of the project for the construction of a nuclear fuel fabrication plant.
Apart from that, the cooperation between the SE «National Nuclear Energy Generating Company «Energoatom» and the People's Republic of China in the field of nuclear energy was touched upon.The possible spheres of cooperation are the construction of nuclear power plant units inUkraine, training and retraining of personnel, operation and maintenance of atomic power plants, scientific and technical cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, etc.
The Chinese side informed about the possibility of Chinese companies regarding investments attraction in the energy sector of Ukraine. In particular, the question was about the experience of uranium mining, building atomic power plants and attracting new Chinese technologies.