[Machine translation] France is hoping for progress on India’s planned construction of six new-generation EPR nuclear reactors on the occasion of French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the country in early 2018, the country’s chief diplomat said on Friday. French. This project is “on track”, said Jean-Yves Le Drian, who came to prepare for the head of state’s visit in late February or early March, in front of French journalists in New Delhi. During a visit of the former president, François Hollande, to India in January 2016, the EDF group and its Indian counterpart Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) signed a cooperation protocol for the construction of six EPRs in Jaitapur, in the west of the country. Both sides have yet to agree on the economic conditions and technical specifications of the project.
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