Romania strengthens nuclear cooperation with Canada after signing on Thursday the Memorandum of Understanding between Romania’s Ministry of Energy and Canada’s Department of Natural Resources on consolidating Civilian Nuclear Cooperation, according to a press release, reported by Agerpres.
The Memorandum was signed by Romania’s Minister of Energy Virgil Popescu and Canadian Ambassador to Romania Annick Goulet, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., in the presence of the Romanian Prime Minister, Florin Cîţu.
The Memorandum aims to strengthen cooperation between Canada and Romania in the field of nuclear energy as the Canadian industry has exceptional experience in CANDU projects and has already successfully completed renovation works and new CANDU unit construction projects.
“The Memorandum signed today (Thursday) confirms the excellent bilateral relations that our country has with Canada. (…)Investments are vital and I am glad that the Canadian partners are joining the US partners to develop the nuclear field in our country,” said Prime Minister Florin Cîţu.
“I am pleased that in our project to modernize and build new nuclear reactors, in addition to the partners in the US and France, we are joined by Canadian partners, with whom we have a very good and long-standing collaboration in this field. By signing this memorandum, we express our common interest in consolidating and further developing cooperation in nuclear energy projects,” said Energy Minister Virgil Popescu.
“Nuclear cooperation has been a pillar of the 55-year relationship between Canada and Romania. I am proud to renew our bilateral commitment today by signing this Memorandum of Understanding and look forward to consolidating our exchanges in all areas, from security to trade,” said Canadian Ambassador to Romania Annick Goulet.