S. Korea, Turkey discuss joint research on nuclear energy

18:30, April 26, 2010      

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South Korean Knowledge Economy Minister Choi Kyung-hwan on Monday met with Turkey's energy vice minister Metin Kilci to discuss joint research on whether to construct nuclear reactors in the Eurasian country.

According to the economy ministry, the two officials met in Seoul to look into the feasibility of a South Korean-designed reactor in the proposed Sinop nuclear plant on Turkey's Black Sea coast.

"The minister sought for joint research and evaluation efforts leading to the actual building of a nuclear power generation plant, " a ministry official was quoted as saying.

Turkey, currently reviewing legal and administrative processes, will permit the APR-1400 reactor to be used in its country once it passes the current step.

On March 10, Seoul and Ankara signed a joint declaration to look into whether South Korea can built nuclear reactors at Sinop.

The ministry, meanwhile, said that the two sides both expressed satisfaction over recent moves to strengthen economic ties, including free trade agreement talks that were launched earlier in the month.

Source: Xinhua


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