Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kiyoto Tsuji received a courtesy call from Ms. Mary Alice Hayward, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
January 22, 2019
On January 22, commencing at 15:20 for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Kiyoto Tsuji, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call from Ms. Mary Alice Hayward, Deputy Director General of the IAEA. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.
1. At the beginning, Mr. Tsuji welcomed Ms. Hayward to Japan. He expressed his hope that this visit would provide an opportunity for Ms. Hayward to deepen her understanding of Japan’s efforts for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
2. Mr. Tsuji touched upon the importance of increasing the number of Japanese staff in the IAEA and improving the transparency of budget implementation, in order to further strengthen cooperation between Japan and the IAEA. He hoped for continuous close cooperation towards the goal. Mr. Tsuji also expressed his gratitude to Ms. Hayward for taking this opportunity to visit Japanese universities, research institutions and private companies, which would further develop collaboration between Japan and the IAEA.
3. In response, Ms. Hayward expressed her appreciation to the Japanese government for the invitation. She mentioned significant contributions Japan made to IAEA’s activities and stated that she would like to take this opportunity to deepen mutual understanding for further collaboration between Japan and the IAEA.
[Reference] Ms. Hayward’s visit to Japan
Ms. Hayward is invited to Japan from January 20 to 26. Ms. Hayward is scheduled to visit Japanese research institutions, universities and private companies, where she is to deliver lectures and attend meetings.