EU counts upon Kazakhstan's participation in project to establish sarcophagus at Chernobyl NPP
Kazakhstan, Astana, March 29 /Trend, A.Maratov/
The European Commission hopes that Kazakhstan will participate in a project to establish a sarcophagus at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, the head of the EU delegation to Astana Norbert Jousten said on Tuesday.
"We hope that Kazakhstan will take part in completing the project on financing activities related to closing the sarcophagus of reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the construction of burial places for nuclear waste," said Jousten.
Ambassadors of the European Union, France and Ukraine discussed on Tuesday the security of the nuclear industry with the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev.
Foreign diplomats handed over a letter to Saudabayev to the name of President Nazarbayev to attend a summit on safe and innovative use of nuclear energy. The summit will be held in April in Kiev on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, which caused numerous casualties.
The Kiev summit will also host international donors' conference, said Jousten.
"This summit will provide an opportunity to reiterate the importance of nuclear safety - he said. - In Kiev, will also host an international conference, where countries will pledge to provide financial assistance to complete the project to close the Chernobyl sarcophagus."
"This summit will provide an opportunity to reiterate the importance of nuclear safety, he said. Kiev will also host an international conference, where countries will assume to provide financial assistance to complete the project to close the Chernobyl sarcophagus."
More than 32,000 Kazakhs participated in liquidating the consequences of crash at Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The ambassador said the EU offered to help Japan liquidate the consequences of crash at Fukushima nuclear power plan.