Putin and Erdogan launched the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant on Tuesday. This power plant will be the first nuclear power plant built in Turkey. "The most advanced engineering solutions, economically effective and reliable technologies, applied by ourselves in Russia, will be used at constructing the station,"- the Russian President said at the inauguration ceremony.

President Putin and President Erdogan are expected to meet in Turkey in the first week of April. The two leaders will chair the seventh meeting of the Turkish-Russian High-Level Cooperation Council (HLCC) and attend the NPP ground-laying ceremony.
The issues of risk management, as well as ensuring industrial, information, radiation and environmental safety at constructing and operating NPP Akkuyu and other international projects in the Black Sea region and European countries will be discussed with participation of the leaders of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) within the framework of the International Conference “Risk Management Leaders in Energy» (the Conference)  on May 15-16, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The meeting devoted to preparing the International Conference "Risk Management Leaders in Energy" (Conference), May 15-16, 2018, Istanbul (Turkey) took place in the Russian Ministry of Energy on March 15 under the leadership of the Deputy Minister of Energy Anatily Yanovsky.


The Heads of the leading International organizations of the Black Sea region BSEC Secretary General Michael Christidees and President of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) Ihsan Delikanli have already confirmed their participation in the Conference.


The participation of BSEC and BSTDB leaders in the Conference confirms the interest of the countries of the Black Sea region and South-Eastern Europe in developing economic relations with Russia.



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