The Iranian and Chinese nuclear chiefs have stressed bilateral cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear energy – especially in the construction of nuclear power plants.
Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Xu Dazhe, the head of China’s Atomic Energy Authority, discussed cooperation between the two countries in Beijing on Wednesday, ISNA reported.
During the meeting, the two sides stressed the implementation and execution of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and P5+1.
Under JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against Tehran.
The two sides also had discussions on the construction of new nuclear plants by China in Iran.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the construction of 100-megawatt power plants, capable of desalinating water and producing electricity and industrial steam.
They also agreed that the construction of such plants alongside 1000-megawatt power plants can cover Iran’s need for nuclear electricity.
The head of China’s Atomic Energy Authority emphasized the necessity of the approval of JCPOA in Iran and the other six countries as a launch pad for further cooperation.
Salehi, who is at the head of a high-ranking AEOI delegation on a three-day visit in China, is scheduled to meet with senior Chinese officials, including Foreign Minister Wang Yi.