Kazakhstan and the US to adopt joint energy cooperation plan

Oct 14, 2011 12:00 AM

Kazakh Oil and Gas Minister of Kazakhstan Sauat Mynbayev and US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman co-chair the VIII meeting of the joint Kazakh-American commission for energy cooperation in Astana.
According to the organizers, the parties are expected to agree on further work on the energy partnership agenda and development of new initiatives meeting the interests of both countries.

The governments will bolster cooperation in strengthening nuclear security, accumulation of new knowledge and practice in atomic energy, renewable energy sources and energy-efficiency and also contribute to regional energy cooperation, reduction of methane emissions and diversification of export oil and gas routes.
Following the meeting the co-chairmen will adopt a joint action plan to define cooperation of the two countries in areas such as physical nuclear security and atomic energy, hydrocarbon resources and renewable energy resources and energy-efficiency, electric energy.

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