Ukraine, Norway to cooperate on nuclear security

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-04 22:55:57|Editor: yan
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KIEV, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine and Norway have come to an agreement on nuclear security during a bilateral working group meeting held here, Ukrinform reported on Tuesday.

The members of the Working Group on Nuclear Security and Emergency Preparedness have agreed to cooperate in the spheres of reducing the risk of nuclear accidents and the risk of radioactive contamination.

The parties agreed to work on strengthening the nuclear security system of both countries.

"Ukraine and Norway will work together to reduce the risk of nuclear and radiation accidents and reduce the risk of radioactive contamination, as well as to strengthen the nuclear safety regime and the regulatory framework and capabilities of the bodies responsible for nuclear safety and security," the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry said in a press release.

Ukrainian Deputy Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yulia Pidkomorna and Audun Halvorsen, state secretary to the Norwegian minister of foreign affairs, co-chaired the bilateral working group meeting.

"The Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry hopes to deepen the cooperation with the Norwegian side in the energy sector and to develop bilateral relations," said Pidkomorna during the meeting.