RUSSIAN NUCLEAR POWER COOPERATION WITH ARMENIA ENTERING NEW PHASE

Interfax
Sept 1 2008
Russia

Russia is open to involvement in uranium exploration and mining in
Armenia and the construction of a new nuclear power generating unit
there, a Kremlin source told Interfax.

"Apart from continuing to help maintain the safety of the Armenian
Nuclear Power Plant, Russia is prepared to become involved in exploring
and mining uranium reserves in Armenia, in extending the life of
the existing nuclear plant and building a new generating unit,"
the source said in the run-up to Armenian President Serge Sargsyan's
visit to Moscow.

The source said nuclear cooperation between the countries was entering
a new phase.