UK, France expected to seal nuclear deal

Britain and France were Thursday sealing an agreement on cooperation in the development of a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, officials said.

UK, France expected to seal nuclear deal
The issue of nuclear power was topping the agenda at a UK-France summit between British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the second and final day of the President's state visit.

Today's talks are expected to see Brown and Sarkozy agree that Britain will draw on French expertise to build a new generation of nuclear plants to replace the UK's ageing power stations over the coming decade.

France is a world leader in nuclear power, producing 80 percent of its electricity from this source against 20 percent in the UK.

French energy giant "EDF" has said that it wants to build four nuclear power plants in Britain and French know-how will be needed to train British workers with the skills to operate and maintain them.

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