The French Ambassador to Ukraine visited the Chornobyl NPP
On October 29, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Ukraine Mr. Etienne de Poncins and the Economic Attaché Ms. Matilda Arzhakovsky made an official visit to the Chornobyl NPP.
During the visit, the delegation met with the management of the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management and SSE «Chornobyl NPP», as well as visited the NSC.
Mr. Ambassador expressed great admiration for the grandeur and scale of the New Safe Confinement, as well as the strength of spirit and professionalism of all those involved in its design and construction.
Serhii Kalashnyk, Head of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, thanked the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Ukraine, Mr. Etienne de Poncins, for effective and comprehensive support to Ukraine in resolving the Chornobyl problem.
«The construction of the NSC is a successful example of the implementation of an international project that has made it possible to reliably protect humanity and the environment from the impact of the destroyed 4th power unit of the Chornobyl NPP for 100 years. We thank the French Republic, which was a contributor to the Chornobyl Shelter Fund, as well as the NOVARKA consortium, which includes the French companies Vinci Construction Grand Projects and Bouygues Construction, which built the NSC», – said Serhii Kalashnyk, Head of SAUEZM.
Valery Seiyda, First Deputy Director General of the Chornobyl NPP, also thanked the French Ambassador to Ukraine, Etienne de Poncins, for his long-term and effective support in overcoming the consequences of the Chornobyl accident and transforming the Shelter into an ecologically safe system.
Photos provided by the State Specialized Enterprise «Chornobyl NPP»