Rosatom shrugs off minister's doubts

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Rosatom's Unit 4 at Rostov Nuclear Power Plant in Russia under construction. (Photo: Matthew le Cordeur)
Rosatom's Unit 4 at Rostov Nuclear Power Plant in Russia under construction. (Photo: Matthew le Cordeur)

Johannesburg - Despite Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi's concerns that the court decision to set aside South Africa's nuclear deal may have damaged relations with Russia, a spokeperson of Russian state-owned nuclear company Rosatom told Fin24 that the verdict has not influenced its operations in the country.

Kubayi is leading a South African delegation - which includes Kelvin Kemm, chair of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) - at the Russian nuclear forum Atomexpo 2017 in Moscow.

The minister told EWN in Moscow that South Africa’s legal battles over the country’s proposed nuclear power project may have damaged relations with Russia. She added the country must be careful not to tarnish other countries through its own internal disputes.

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