MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin made a proposal to broaden cooperation in energy sphere and build a nuclear power plant (NPP) based on Russian technologies in Kazakhstan.
"Cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy is developing. Six Russian-Kazakh companies for uranium mining and concentration are operating. We suggests shifting to new forms of interaction, meaning in the first instance an opportunity to build a NPP under Russian technologies, Putin said after talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Russia and Kazakhstan are key economic partners for each other, Putin noted. The bilateral trade turnover is growing at a steady pace. It grew by 4.5% and was over $18 bln in 2018. Russia is the largest importer of Kazakh coal, the head of state said.
"The Russian business is present in all branches of Kazakh economy. Over six thousand companies with the Russian capital are present on the market of this country," Putin added.