MOSCOW. Sept 18 (Interfax) - Energy is one of the most promising areas of cooperation with Uzbekistan and there are plans to build a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan using Russian technologies, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.
"We view energy as one of the most promising areas," Mishustin said at a meeting with Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov.
The construction of a modern gas refinery and joint development of deposits are examples of bilateral cooperation, Mishustin said. "Another significant initiative is the construction of a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan with the use of Russian technologies," he said, adding that it was a decision made by the two presidents.
"Power supply problems experienced by Uzbekistan last winter prove the correctness and relevance of the choice of peaceful atomic energy. The plant can meet Uzbekistan's demand for electricity, create thousands of new jobs and unlock Uzbekistan's industrial potential," Mishustin said.
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