Start of Negotiations to Conclude an Agreement between Japan and Kazakhstan for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Implementation of Nuclear Security Cooperation with Kazakhstan

April 27, 2007

1.  It has been decided to start negotiations to conclude an Agreement with Kazakhstan for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

2.  In this connection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to extend  cooperation of about 500 million yen to upgrade nuclear security for nuclear-related facilities in Kazakhstan under the Japan-Kazakhstan nuclear non-proliferation cooperation agreement.