Russia studies North Korea's invitation to build plant

3 June 2002

Russia will closely study North Korea's invitation to build a nuclear power plant, said the Russian presidential representative in the Far Eastern Federal District, Konstantin Pulikovsky.

"There has been such a proposal from Pyongyang. North Korea hopes the power plant will provide electricity to North Korea and to Russia's Far Eastern regions, despite the disappointment of the USA," said Pulikovsky.

The North Korean supreme people's assembly speaker Choe Tae Bok met with the Russian minister of industry, science and technologies, Ilya Klebanov, to bring up the possibility of building a nuclear power plant in North Korea by Russian specialists. The Russian Atomic Energy Ministry believes that it would be more practical to build a nuclear power plant in Russian territory close to the North Korean border.

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