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April 5, 2022
ANKARA, Turkey – U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Marisa Lago today hosted the Eurasia Small Modular Reactor Forum in Ankara to discuss the benefits of innovative clean and green energy , and solutions that the U.S. private sector offers the region. Speaking alongside Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alparslan Bayraktar and other government officials from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Undersecretary Lago said: “I was honored to participate in this forum that highlights the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to tackling -climate change and positioning the United States and its allies as global leaders in the development of diversified clean power generation through small modular reactor technology”.
Turkey has made solid progress in recent years in improving the security and diversity of its energy supplies and has been a leader in development of renewable energy. We are working closely with Turkey on regional energy development and as we saw in today’s Eurasia Small Modular Reactor Event, in green energy technologies. I look forward to even more energy security cooperation in the near future, she added Led by the Department’s International Trade Administration, the Eurasia Small Modular Reactor Forum is one of many opportunities hosted by the United States government to help Eurasian economies learn about the benefits of small modular reactor technology, including those developed by U.S. companies, while providing information on regulations, standards, and financing in order to serve the energy needs of the region.
For more information, visit https://www.trade.gov/turkey-events-small-modular-reactor-forum.