Ukrainian Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko signed a memorandum of understanding between his office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway on the establishment of a bilateral working group on nuclear security, nuclear safety and emergency preparedness. The document was signed during Halushchenko’s meeting with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine Eric Swedal, as the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine reports.
"The energy security is a key issue for Ukraine. Sustainable energy development and reduction of the carbon footprint in the production of thermal electricity, synchronization of the Ukrainian energy system with ENTSO-E, the transformation of coal regions - these are the issues we are working on now," he said.
It is noted that a working group will be set up to discuss priorities and develop strategies, as well as to ensure the effective implementation of nuclear safety projects.
During the meeting, the parties also discussed the energy cooperation between Ukraine and Norway.
Earlier, Halushchenko and EU Commissioner Kadri Simson reaffirmed the strategic energy partnership between Ukraine and the EU.