Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Parkhomchik reported to the Head of State on the completion of the construction of the plant and its commissioning, as well as on the integration of the NPP into the country's economy. In turn, Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich informed the President on the role of nuclear power plants in the energy security system and their contribution to the economy of Belarus.
Aleksei Likhachev, CEO of the Rosatom State Corporation, told the Belarusian leader in detail about the prospects of co-operation between Belarus and Rosatom in the field of nuclear energy and related high-tech areas.
“I do not want to let you leave Belarus,” the Head of State smiled, and the Rosatom CEO responded, “And we do not want to leave.”
Mr. Likhachev appreciated the comfortable and fruitful work at the facility together with Belarusian specialists, also inviting the Belarusian side to join Rosatom's foreign construction projects, “It is comfortable for us to work: we have common culture, and translators are not needed in all senses. We are actively inviting you to our foreign construction sites.”
The Rosatom CEO added that Belarusian companies and specialists are taking part in the construction of a large nuclear power plant in Egypt, there are agreements on their possible participation in the construction of a nuclear power plant in Hungary.
Speaking about the commissioning of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, Mr. Likhachev stressed that the country thus rapidly broke into the nuclear elite of the world last year in terms of the share of nuclear energy production. He then gave a symbolic passport of the NPP to Aleksandr Lukashenko, which the President handed to Belarus’ Energy Minister, Viktor Karankevich.