Russia, Turkey sign deal on monitoring nuclear safety

RIA Novosti, PUBLISHED June 08, 2010

Russia and Turkey signed on Tuesday an agreement on the monitoring of nuclear safety.

The document was inked by representatives from Russia's state safety watchdog, Rostechnadzor, and Turkey's Atomic Energy Agency.

The signing ceremony was held at a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Putin arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to attend the third summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and hold bilateral talks with top officials from Turkey and other countries.

During his official visit to Turkey in mid-May, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a deal on the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant.

The nuclear power plant is expected to be built near the Mediterranean port of Mersin in the Akkuyu area and put into operation in 2016-2019.

Topics: Asia, Turkey, Russia

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