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The ITER project has shown how to overcome differences, said macron

Joint implementation of the largest world powers of the project the international thermonuclear experimental reactor ITER shows how countries can transcend differences among themselves and unite for the common good, said the President of France Emmanuel macron.

"There are moments in which countries decide to cross the differences between them to appear before a special historical event. Adopted in mid-2000-ies the decision to launch the project ITER was one of those moments," said macron, in his video message to the participants of last Tuesday in France a ceremony to mark the commencement of works on assembling and installation of equipment of the reactor ITER.

Macron said that "the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Europe, India and (South) Korea with their best scientists and knowledge involved in creating the common good". "This is proof that what unites people and countries stronger than what divides them," - said the French leader.

Demonstration reactor ITER (ITER, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is being built near the research center of Cadarache in the South of France together with the European Union, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and the United States. This will be the first large-scale attempt to show the possibility of using fusion reaction for producing energy on an industrial scale. If successful, the ITER project will humanity be able to rely on the possession of an almost inexhaustible source of energy. It is planned that the start-up of the reactor and receiving its first plasma will take place in 2025.

In the ITER project involved a total of 35 countries, including 29 countries of the EU and Russia, USA, India, China, Japan, South Korea. United Europe, as the host country of the ITER contributes 45% of the construction cost of installation, other countries, including Russia – by 9%.