Phobias on the issue of nuclear energy are inappropriate, said the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
“Kassym-Jomart Tokayev agreed with the opinion of experts who believe that it is premature and wrong to write off nuclear energy completely,” the statement published on the website of the President of Kazakhstan following a meeting on the development of the electric power industry reads.
“The entire developed world relies on nuclear energy. Phobias are inappropriate here. But persistent explanatory work should be carried out among citizens.
In February and April of this year, Russian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Aleksey Borodavkin announced that Russia was ready to participate in the construction of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Kazakhstan.
In the spring of 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during negotiations with Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev in Moscow, proposed building a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan using Russian technologies.
The Kazakh side stated that the final decision on the construction of the nuclear power plant would be made taking into account the opinion of the country’s residents.