INTRODUCTION Negotiations to build two nuclear power stations in South Korea with French aid made major progress in Paris, France on Friday (1 April).
INTRODUCTION Negotiations to build two nuclear power stations in South Korea with French aid made major progress in Paris, France on Friday (1 April). French Prime Minister Raymond Barre pledged to grant the necessary credit facilities for the project. French technological assistance is also involved.
SYNOPSIS: During the talks at the Matignon Palace, South Korean Deputy Premier Duck-Woo Nam had a working lunch with the French Prime Minister, who visited South Korea lat year. Mr. Nam told newsmen afterwards that technological and industrial co-operation between the two countries "would greatly develop" in the next few years.
One of M. Barre's close aides said that the nuclear talks had made big strides and were not well on the way to completion. The contract for the two power stations is worth five billion frances-about one billion U.S. dollars. Mr. Nam also had detailed talks with French Foreign Trade Minister Andre Rossi and other cabinet ministers, and meetings with bankers and industrialists.