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Russia, Chile sign nuclear cooperation agreement

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MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Chile signed an agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear power Wednesday.

Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Nuclear Power Alexander Rumyantsev and Chilean Minister of Mining Alfonso Dulanto signed the agreement during a session of a Russo-Chilean intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation.

"Chile has few natural resources and is considering building a nuclear power plant," Rumyantsev said after the signing. Chile is interested in cooperation with Russia on this project, he added.

The intergovernmental commission, which is co-chaired by Russian Regional Development Minister Vladimir Yakovlev, also signed a bilateral cooperation program and a statement setting up a joint working group on military-technical cooperation.