Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Nuclear Power Alexander Rumyantsev and Chilean Minister of Mining Alfonso Dulanto signed the agreement during a session of a Russo-Chilean intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation.
"Chile has few natural resources and is considering building a nuclear power plant," Rumyantsev said after the signing. Chile is interested in cooperation with Russia on this project, he added.
The intergovernmental commission, which is co-chaired by Russian Regional Development Minister Vladimir Yakovlev, also signed a bilateral cooperation program and a statement setting up a joint working group on military-technical cooperation.
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New ties between Russia and Japan would mark not only a breakthrough in their relations but also a significant shift in Northeast Asia’s political dynamic. Both are secondary players in a region overshadowed by an increasingly assertive China, which has not hesitated to push against the boundaries of its neighbors.