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Russian Energy Minister to Visit Iran for Launch of Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Source: ISNA

Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant located outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran

Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko is going to visit Iran early August for launch of Bushehr nuclear power plant.

"Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko accompanied by a team is to travel to Iran to join launching ceremony of Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility and Iran-Russia economic commission meeting," Iranian ambassador to Moscow Reza Sajjadi told ISNA.

"No definite date is set for operation of the power plant, But Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation (Rosatom) has expressed its readiness to launch the nuclear facilityearly August," he added.

The Russian delegation first attends Iran-Russia joint commission to focus on oil, petrol and transportation agreements and then flies to Iranian southern city of Bushehr to launch the power plant.

Also the Director General of Russian Foreign Ministry for Middle East Affairs is to arrive in Tehran on Monday for talks with Iranian officials on Middle Eastern and North African issues.

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