Oct 15, 2010
Russia agreed on Friday to build Venezuela’s first nuclear power station after talks between Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Hugo Chavez in the Kremlin.
Russian nuclear agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro signed a deal on “the construction and use of an atomic power station on the territory of Venezuela,” after the talks.
Chavez, who rules South America’s biggest oil producer, has said he wants the nuclear power station to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
Medvedev hinted that Chavez’s foe, the United States, might not like the deal, but said that it was peaceful.