Berlusconi, Putin meet on energy co-op

21:40, April 26, 2010      

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Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met in Italy on Moday to talk about cooperation in the energy sector.

According to local media, Italy and Russia officially signed an agreement during the summit on carring out a joint study on nuclear fusion.

During the meeting held near Milan, a memorandum of understanding was also signed between Italian energy giant ENI and Russia's Inter Rao Ues for cooperation in the nuclear sector, including the building of new and innovative power plants, improvement of energy efficiency and distribution in Russia and Eastern European countries.

Putin, who is on a semi-official visit, was accompanied by Russian Energy Minister Serghei Shmatko, Deputy Premier Igor Secin and Russian's ambassador to Italy, Serghei Meshcob, the ANSA news agency said.

Source: Xinhua


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