Russia is the main partner of Belarus in the field of energy and nuclear research, said Alexander Lukashenko, visiting the Sosny township on Wednesday. The Joint Energy and Nuclear Research Institute is found here.
Lukashenko believes that, using the experience of each other, Belarussian and Russian scientists "should go to Western partners and jointly work with foreign countries. They should do what scientists world-wide are doing and what yields profit". If so, the state will give support to nuclear research, said the Belarussian president.
Belarussian researchers "have good prospects" in the field of nuclear research, he said. This is very much due to the classical school of nuclear energy, which Belarus has preserved since the Soviet times, believes Alexander Lukashenko.
In the Sosny institute they are working on safe use of nuclear energy for peaceful ends. Getting a sidelight on this work, Lukashenko held a behind-the-doors conference. Belarussian Defense Minister Leonid Maltsev was present.