Hungary inks deal with Belarus to help build nuclear reactor

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that the government signed an accord with Belarus to help build Hungary’s second nuclear plant.

Nuclear power plant Paks 2 has been under construction by Russia’s Rosatom since 2014. The Russian company is building two reactors with a capacity of 1.200 MW each in central Hungary.

-Of great importance is the agreement signed here today on nuclear energy cooperation, which allows us to use the experiences Belarus gained here while constructing reactors with similar technology – Szijjarto said, without providing further details on the accord.

The 12.5-billion-euro project has experienced long delays, even though nuclear power is not covered by European Union sanctions against Russia, imposed over the war in Ukraine, Reuters reported.

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