South Korea eyes nuclear deal with Turkey
South Korea is set to sign an estimated 10-billion-dollar nuclear power plant project with Turkey as Seoul tries to export its technology, Press TV reported.
Seoul's economy minister made the remarks ahead of talks between energy ministers of the Asia-Pacific region in Tokyo.
"We are trying to finish [the deal] as soon as possible," Choi Kyung-hwan was quoted by Reuters as saying on Thursday.
The developments came after South Korea and Turkey signed an accord on Tuesday to cooperate in nuclear energy field. The energy ministers of both countries have recently signed a memorandum of understanding on nuclear cooperation.
Sources say Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will build a nuclear power plant at Sinop on Turkey's Black Sea coast.
The deal would mark the country's second export of commercial nuclear power plants in recent years.
The KEPCO last year won a 40-billion-dollar contract to build nuclear power plants in the United Arab Emirates.
Jordan has also sought South Korea's help in developing a peaceful nuclear program.
King Abdullah has recently accused Israel of pressuring states like South Korea not to sell nuclear technology to Middle Eastern countries like Jordan.