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U.S. and Poland Sign Joint Declaration Concerning Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sector

14 July 2010
Hanna Trojanowska, the Polish Government Commissioner for Nuclear Power, and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco J. Sanchez, signing a Joint Declaration (photo State Department)

Hanna Trojanowska, the Polish Government Commissioner for Nuclear Power, and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco J. Sanchez, signing a Joint Declaration (photo State Department)

Hanna Trojanowska, the Polish Government Commissioner for Nuclear Power, and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco J. Sanchez, signed a  Joint Declaration concerning Industrial and Commercial Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sector at the Ministry of Economy on July 13. 

According to Under Secretary Sanchez, “Signing the Joint Declaration underscores the importance the U.S. Government places on supporting the development of Poland's civilian nuclear energy infrastructure.  U.S. nuclear energy technology suppliers can make a vital contribution in the realization of Poland's Nuclear Power Program.”

The declaration outlines the two governments’ intention to cooperate in the civil nuclear power area.  Specifically, the governments seek to encourage their private sectors to participate in the construction of nuclear plants and supporting infrastructure; to foster scientific research and development works to make nuclear solutions safe, effective, economical and friendly for the environment; and to promote fair, open, and transparent tender procedures in the nuclear energy sectors in their respective countries.  The declaration also noted the intent to cooperate in the development of human resources for the civilian nuclear energy sector.

Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez led a U.S. Civil Nuclear Energy Policy Mission to Poland, July 12-13.  The delegation included representatives of the U.S. Departments of Energy and State as well as senior executives from ten leading American suppliers of nuclear technology, equipment and services.  The purpose of the mission’s Warsaw visit was to highlight how U.S. technologies, services and experience could help Poland achieve its plans to establish a nuclear power program.

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