The UAE is interested in cooperation with Armenia in nuclear energy, Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna al Qasimi said in Yerevan.
This decision appeared to be unexpected for the Armenian side. Head of the Armenian Development Agency Robert Harutunyan said that he is not aware of the details but supposes that the point is scientific and technical cooperation in nuclear energy. The Arabic side also showed interest in cooperation with Armenia in renewable energy.
Construction of a new energy unit of the Armenian NPP with a capacity of 1060 MW is planned to be launched in 2012. Construction works will be carried out by the Russian Atomstroyexport company.