Main Media Center,
April 15-16, 2019
Welcome to the opening of the 10th Anniversary Forum ATOMEXPO 2018!
Over the years, the ATOMEXPO has brought the heads of major companies, government agencies, non-commercial associations, leading experts from Russia and around the world together and established itself as a respected platform for discussing topical issues in the nuclear industry at the highest professional level.
I would like to stress that, in current conditions, providing access to stable and environmentally friendly energy sources is crucial to the development of the global economy and the preservation of the planet’s natural balance. First of all, the demand for energy efficient and safe nuclear technologies is growing steadily.
Russia has traditionally been a leader in the development of nuclear technologies, the construction and operation of nuclear power plants and their attendant infrastructure, and fundamental and applied research. We need to consolidate this potential, including through broad international cooperation in these areas.
I am sure that this year’s Forum, which has been given the slogan “Global Partnership – Joint Success” will contribute to the development of consolidated approaches to the use of the peaceful atom and the launch of promising joint projects in this important area.
I hope the talks and meetings you have here prove to be constructive and mutually beneficial, and I wish you all the very best.
President of the Russian Federation