Kazakhstan, Astana, June 14 / Trend, A. Maratov /
Kazakhstan will supply uranium pellets to China this year. An agreement was reached at a Chinese delegation's meetings in Astana.
The Chinese delegation headed by President
Hu Jintao is on a visit to Astana as of June 12. The Chinese and Kazakh leaders held meetings on Monday.
"Following the visit an agreement was signed on strategic interaction in the nuclear industry between the Kazatomprom and the Chinese State Corporation of Nuclear Industry. Supply of fuel pellets from Kazakhstan to China will start in 2011," President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a press conference after the meeting.
Kazakhstan, which has attracted roughly $150 billion in foreign investments to its economy since gaining independence, is the world's major uranium producer, as well as the major producer of oil and industrial metals.
Nazarbayev said the cooperation between Kazakhstan and China has broad prospects in the nuclear industry.