UK Prime Minister Theresa May will be participating in the G20 summit in China soon as her first international conference since assuming office. The UK Premier is anticipated to convince other world leaders that the UK is “open for business” after the referendum vote to leave the EU. Mrs May is anticipated to have a one-to-one meeting with US President Barack Obama.
Although Mrs May has a meeting planned with Chinese President Xi Jinping, they’re not likely to make any big announcement on the Hinkley Point project at all. Earlier the government announced in July that it would postpone a decision on whether to build Hinkley Point, i.e. the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years. The French energy giant EDF, with support from state-owned China General Nuclear, had expected to build the £18bn plant. Mrs May will meet President Xi on Monday after the two-day G20 summit, which some analysts claim “could prove the most important.”
The former Conservative security minister, Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, revealed in a radio interview that day-to-day security issues needed to be ironed out regarding how Hinkley would be run. She alleged that “you need to know who is in charge, who you are talking to, where the seat of power is in relation to an investment of this kind so that you have communication and there is no fogginess about where the power lies in the relationship.”
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