Second Ministerial Meeting of Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP)

September 18, 2007

  1. On September 16 (Sun), the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) will be held in Vienna.  The Japanese delegation headed by Mr. Yukiya Amano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, and Dr. Shunsuke Kondo, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of Japan, Cabinet Office, and other relevant officials from agencies concerned, will participate in the meeting.
     
  2. The GNEP is a framework proposed on February 2006 by the United States to deal with such issues as energy supply, environment, development, and non-proliferation while expanding the supply of the atomic energy.  The first Ministerial-level meeting was held in Washington D.C. in May 2007 and was attended by representatives from China, France, Japan, Russia, and the United States.
     
  3. In addition to the five states above, representatives from more than 20 countries will newly participate in this meeting.  The GNEP’s ‘Statement of Principles’ will be signed, and the GNEP regime will be internationally established.
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