An agreement to form an alliance between the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Japan, and France aimed at displacing Putin from the international nuclear energy market was announced at the G7 meeting in Sapporo in Japan, the press service of the British Foreign Office informed on April 17.
“The five nations will leverage the respective resources and capabilities of each country’s civil nuclear power sectors to undermine Russia’s grip on supply chains.” the statement reads. “This agreement will be used as the basis for pushing Putin out of the nuclear fuel market entirely, and doing so as quickly as possible, to cut off another means for him […] and fundamentally leave Russia out in the cold.”
Speaking at the G7 meeting of energy ministers in Sapporo, British Energy Secretary Grant Shapps said that this, along with investments in cleaner, cheaper and safer renewable energy sources, would be a key part of the UK’s energy independence.
“The UK has been at the very heart of global efforts to support Ukraine, defeat Putin and ensure neither him nor anyone like him can ever think they can hold the world to ransom over their energy again,” Shapps said. “This is the next vital step, uniting with other countries to show Putin that Russia isn’t welcome anymore, and in shoring up our global energy security by using a reliable international supply of nuclear fuel from safe, secure sources.”
The minister noted that he would like to work more closely with South Korea and Japan on nuclear projects, including the new Sizewell nuclear power plant and the mini-NPP network project.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency