Putin in Morocco for talks on nuclear reactor

September 7, 2006 14:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Morocco Thursday to discuss cooperation on anti-terrorism efforts and energy with King Mohammed VI. Russia is seeking to expand its energy influence and Morocco is seeking to diversify its sources of gas and electricity. Russia's nuclear power monopoly, Atomstroiexport, said Thursday it would bid for a contract to build Morocco's first nuclear plant, ITAR-TASS reported. Bidding has not yet opened for the plant, expected to go on line in 2016-2017.

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