Hungary and Uzbekistan are launching a comprehensive nuclear cooperation programme, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced after meeting his Uzbek counterpart Vladimir Norov in Budapest earlier this month.
He said it is “highly likely” that Hungary will provide cooling technology for Uzbekistan’s new nuclear plant and also training for future nuclear experts, as part of the Stipendium Hungaricum grants scheme for students. Uzbekistan and Hungary are also going to launch a research and development project on nuclear fuel.
“In the current energy crisis, the capacity to produce nuclear energy has become extremely valuable; Europe would not have secure energy supply or affordable energy without nuclear energy,” Szijjártó stressed.
Image: Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and his Uzbek counterpart, Vladimir Norov, in Budapest (courtesy of Hungary Today)