Russia, Jordan to Discuss Nuclear Power Plant
From New Europe
On 19 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Jordan‘s King Abdullah II met in Moscow to discuss bilateral economic co-operation, including the proposed Russian participation in a project to build Jordan‘s first nuclear power plant, the Kremlin said.
“The talks will focus on expanding bilateral trade…and the implementation of large-scale joint projects,” the Kremlin‘s press service said in a statement on 18 February.
According to the Russian government, Russian-Jordanian trade grew 22% in 2012 to $426.5 million. Russian exports, mainly oil products, steel and grain dominate bilateral trade. “The heads of state will discuss the possibility of Russian participation in the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the Kingdom of Jordan, as well as infrastructural development and mining,” the statement said.
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