Sarkozy, Saakashvili discuss nuclear energy projects

Other News Materials 14 June 2007 15:12 (UTC +04:00)

( Civil.Ge ) - The Georgian and French presidents discussed possible cooperation in civil nuclear energy, at a meeting on June 13, the French presidential spokesperson said in a statement.

"President Sarkozy said that he understood the Georgian projects, including their economic, as well as environmental rationality. He indicated that France was open to future involvement in those projects," the statement said.

It did not, however, give any details of these projects. Georgian officials have released no information either.

On June 14, President Saakashvili is due to meet Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive of AREVA, a French nuclear energy company.

In the absence of official confirmation, Georgian media sources have been speculating that a nuclear reactor is planned for Georgia.