Delegates from nearly fifty countries attended the opening of a week-long conference on nuclear energy in the French capital, Paris, on Monday (21 April).
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Background: Delegates from nearly fifty countries attended the opening of a week-long conference on nuclear energy in the French capital, Paris, on Monday (21 April).
Their main task is to find a basis for international co-operation in replacing oil as the world's basic fuel.
Addressing the conference, French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac said how important their task is. And he expressed approval that representatives of so many countries had gathered together to work out a solution to the world's energy problems.
In all, 2,830 delegates are attending from European and American countries, with nearly 700 observers from Eastern Europe, China and the rest of the world -- including some Arab oil-producing countries.