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Commentary of Presidential Aide Arkady Dvorkovich on Dmitry Medvedev’s initiatives on developing the international system for safe and secure operation of nuclear power facilities

April 26, 2011

“Per Russian President’s directive, following a thorough analysis of the events in Japan, Rosatom has prepared proposals to improve the international regulations related to the safety of nuclear power stations.

Today, the Russian Foreign Ministry submitted these proposals to the G8 countries. Considering that nuclear safety is a responsibility shared by a large number of states, the proposals have also been forwarded to Russia’s partners in BRICS, the CIS and the IAEA as an authorised international organisation. Russia expects for a discussion of its initiatives to be launched in all of these formats.

France, which currently holds the rotating presidency in the G8, has already included the issue of nuclear safety in the agenda of the upcoming G8 summit in Deauville, and Russia hopes that its proposals will form the basis for the measures adopted at the summit.”