Armenia is exploring the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the future and the involvement of foreign partners in the project, Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said at a meeting with French ambassador to Yerevan Jonathan Lacote.
Alexandre Gorbatchev from the French Atomic Energy Commission and representatives from Orano (formerly Areva) also participated in the meeting.
Ways to deepen Armenian-French relations in the field of nuclear energy were high on the agenda.
Avinyan said, in particular, that Armenia highlighted the role of Metsamor NPP in energy production capabilities of the country and would continue to develop nuclear energy.
The parties agreed to study the prospects of energy cooperation, especially in the directions of production, research and development, professional exchanges and educational programs. (PanARMENIAN/Business World Magazine)