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Argentina, Russia to sign deal on nuclear power — ambassador

The document envisages construction of Russian NPP in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, November 28. /TASS/. Argentina and Russia plan to sign an agreement on strategic partnership in the nuclear power generation sphere during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit, Russia’s ambassador to Buenos Aires, Dmitry Feoktistov, said.

"An agreement on strategic partnership in the nuclear sphere is among the documents to be signed," the ambassador told Russian reporters.

He said the document would mention "various areas of cooperation in this domain," including "the possible construction of a major NPP (nuclear power plant), designed by Russia."

"Russia is ready to bring a ready-made project and its own financing to Argentina," the Russian diplomat went on. "We can build such a power plant, operate it and sell electricity to Argentine partners at a certain fixed price."

The sides also discuss a project to build a less powerful NPP and the possibility of joint construction or sale of a floating NPP.

"In addition to this framework document, a roadmap for cooperation in the area is also being discussed, but it looks like our Argentinean partners did not have enough time to coordinate it," Feoktistov said, adding that "the document would probably mention specific projects."

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit in Buenos Aires between November 30 and December 1. On the first day of December, the Russian leader will meet his Argentine counterpart.