Azerbaijani prime minister urges world community to promote closing Armenia`s Metsamor nuclear power plant

Azerbaijani prime minister urges world community to promote closing Armenia`s Metsamor nuclear power plant
# 19 April 2011 20:58 (UTC +04:00)
Addressing the Summit, Azeri premier expressed his deep condolences to the families of liquidators who helped in the cleanup of the Chernobyl disaster. Prime minister emphasized that 8,000 Azerbaijanis were involved in the removal of the consequences of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.
Also Arthur Rasizadeh underlined the importance to draw closest attention to dangerously outdated Metsamor nuclear power plant, which is located in major earthquake zone in Armenia and poses a threat to the whole region. The Azeri premier urged world community to promote closing down Armenia`s Metsamor nuclear power plant.
The Kyiv Summit has brought together a number of leaders and representatives of countries and international organizations.
With a focus on the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster and the current developments in Japan, at Fukushima NPP, the summit aims at promoting the implementation of the commitments of the Nuclear Safety Summit in Washington in preparation for the upcoming nuclear safety summit in the Republic of Korea in 2012 and at analyzing activities under the UN Chernobyl Recovery and Development Program for 2006-2016.


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