Signing of the Agreement on the Establishment of the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization for the Joint Implementation of the ITER Project
November 17, 2006
- Mr. Takeshi Iwaya, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit France from November 20 (Mon) to November 21 (Tue) to attend the signing ceremony for the Agreement on the Establishment of the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization for the Joint Implementation of the ITER Project (Joint Implementation Agreement) which will be held on November 21 (Tue) in Paris.
- The ITER project is a joint international project to construct and operate a fusion experimental reactor to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power, which has little impact on the environment and is expected to be a long term energy source for the human race. The purpose of the ceremony is to sign the Joint Implementation Agreement, which establishes the ITER Organization responsible for implementing the ITER project, and its related Agreements. Attending the ceremony will be representatives from the seven parties of ITER Project: Japan, the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the Republic of India.
- Mr. Iwaya will sign the Joint Implementation Agreement and its related Agreements.
- The ceremony will be attended by Mr. Iwaya and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
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