Negotiations to Conclude Japan-Russia Nuclear Energy Agreement

April 24, 2007

  1. The first round of negotiations to conclude a Japan-Russia Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy will be held on April 26 (Thu) in Tokyo.
  2. This round will be attended from the Japanese side by: Mr. Takeshi Nakane, Director-General of the Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Scientific Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Head of the Japanese Delegation) and officials concerned from relevant ministries; and from the Russian side by: Mr. Vladimir Kuchinov, Head of the Department of International and External Economic Cooperation, Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (Head of the Russian Delegation) and officials concerned.
  3. In this round, discussions will be held on how to conduct talks in the future and on the content of the Agreement to conclude the Japan-Russia Nuclear Energy Agreement, which is aimed at promoting cooperation between Japan and Russia on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.