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    Russia and Japan have agreed to further develop cooperation on the supply of Russian enriched uranium to Japan.

    From left to right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida attend a working lunch in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
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    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Moscow and Tokyo have agreed to further develop cooperation on the supply of Russian enriched uranium to Japan, Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy corporation CEO Alexey Likhachev said Friday.

    "The memorandum strengthens out cooperation in the area of enriched uranium supplies, the work has continued for over 20 years. We value this and plan to continue its development regardless of the difficulties we face in these difficult times," Likhachev told reporters.

    Earlier in the day, Russia and Japan signed a memorandum on cooperation in the sector of peaceful nuclear energy on the sidelines of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the country.


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