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Armenian President, IAEA Director Discuss Nuclear Energy Growth in Armenia

Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturyan and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Director of the) Rafael Grossi met today on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos and discussed further developing nuclear energy in Armenia as a “green” energy alternative.

The two, according to Khachaturyan’s office, stressed the importance of continued cooperation between the IAEA and Armenia.

Armenia is set to pay US$65 million to Rusatom Service, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, to extend the life of the Metzamor nuclear power plant’s second unit until 2036.

Grossi, last December, said Metzamor is safe enough to continue operating. Grossi inspected the plant in October.

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