Belarusian «Greens» wrote Chavez
14:22, — Nuclear power plant in Belarus
Belarusian Party of Greens urges Chavez to persuade Lukashenka to drop nuclear power plant project.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the BPG says that it hopes that Minsk and Caracas share common views on not only political issues but also nuclear energy, recalling Mr. Chavez’s move to put a freeze on his country`s nascent nuclear energy program after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. In the aftermath of the accident, the Venezuelan president terminated an agreement on the construction of a nuclear power facility in the country signed with Russia’s Nuclear Energy State Corporation (Rosatom) in October 2010. “Even with all of the great technology and advances that the Japanese have…just look at what is happening with some of those nuclear reactors,” Mr. Chavez then said.
“Dear Hugo Chavez, please explain the motive behind your decision to your guest and tell him about what tragedy happened at the Fukushima plant,” the BPG said in the appeal. “Given the level of respect that Mr. Lukashenka shows for you, there is no doubt that he will pay heed to your rationale. Your deed will really contribute to the strengthening of the brotherly ties between our nations as a large part of Belarusian society is apparently opposed to the construction of the nuclear power plant in the country.”
BPG Deputy Chairman Dzmitry Kuchuk told BelaPAN that the party was set to deliver a copy of its statement to the Venezuelan embassy in Minsk.