Chairman's Conclusions from the Seminar on Strengthening Nuclear Security in Asian Countries

November 10, 2006

  1. On November 9 (Thu), the "Seminar on Strengthening Nuclear Security in Asian Countries", organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), held from November 8 to 9 in Tokyo, came to an end.
  2. About 100 participants from 19 countries gathered for the seminar. This was the first time that an international conference on the theme of nuclear security was held in the Asian region.
  3. After the seminar, the Chairman's Conclusions were released (see attached document [PDF]). The Conclusions report that the seminar recognized: (1) that a threat to nuclear security exists; (2) that strengthening nuclear security is given high priority as an integral part of nuclear energy development; (3) that the international community should respond to threats through international legal instruments such as the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism; (4) that international cooperation is needed to prevent terrorist acts; (5) that a further meeting should be convened in two years' time to review the improvement of nuclear security.

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