The Armenian government has decided to launch the process of extending the life of the Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor until 2036.

Report informs, citing Sputnik-Armenia, that, according to the rationale for the government decision, the design life of the nuclear power plant expired in 2016, but it was extended until 2026 through major modernization and re-equipment.

The work was financed by Russian credit and grant funds in the amount of $189 million and the state budget of Armenia.

Azerbaijan has repeatedly expressed concern about the activities of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant in Armenia, which began operating in 1976 and is now outdated. The Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, located in a highly active seismic zone, is a potential threat to the entire region and its immediate neighbors.