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    BRUSSELS, June 7 (RIA Novosti, Alexander Shishlo) - Russia will be later in June the venue of a conference on the international experimental fusion reactor (ITER) as journalists learnt Tuesday from Janes Potocnik, the EU commissioner for science and research, in Luxembourg.

    The commissioner failed to specify on what level the conference would be organized and its composition but reported that the seat of ITER mounting would be high on the agenda. He expressed hopes that work over an international agreement on ITER seat would have been accomplished by the end of June.

    The heads of state and government of 25 EU countries urged the need to embark on reactor construction on the Caradache site in France's Provence before the end of 2005. Japan that initially suggested building the reactor on its Rokkaso Mura site, seems, according to world mass media reports, to yield its ambitions in exchange for the key post in the ITER project management.

    Apart from the EU and Japan, the $13 billion worth project involves Russia, the USA, China and South Korea.

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