Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Chang-yang met with the Romanian Minister of Economy Florin Marian Spataru and Romanian Minister of Energy Virgil-Daniel Popescu at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Friday.
The government is trying to stabilize the nation’s power supply by getting nuclear reactors back into operation.
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Moon Sung-wook said the government's position on new nuclear plants has not changed -- but a comprehensive review is necessary.
Foreign Minister-nominee Chung Eui-yong said Tuesday that President Moon Jae-in offered a blueprint of energy assistance to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their first summit in 2018, but not a nuclear power plan.
Within a week of President Moon Jae-in’s first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2018, the government drafted plans to offer energy assistance to the North including the possibility of building it a nuclear plant.
The Moon Jae-in administration had prepared an audacious plan to build a nuclear power plant in North Korea in 2018, an evidence list submitted by prosecutors to a court in Daejeon revealed.
The mayors and governors of all 17 major cities and provinces in Korea adopted a joint statement warning against Japan releasing contaminated water into the ocean from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.