Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kiyoto Tsuji Receives a Courtesy Call from Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency
On February 18, commencing at 3:40 P.M. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Kiyoto Tsuji, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call from three Governors (the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Indonesia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visiting Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows:
1. At the beginning, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kiyoto Tsuji welcomed the Governors to Japan and expressed his hope that they would deepen their understanding of Japan’s efforts for peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
2. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Tsuji stated that with the IAEA board of governors, Japan will continue to provide strong support to the efforts of IAEA under the leadership of Director General Amano on North Korea’s nuclear issue, implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and “Atoms for Peace and Development.”
3. In response, the IAEA Governors expressed their gratitude for the invitation to Japan, stating that they could deepen their understanding of Japan’s efforts in areas such as nuclear non-proliferation, peaceful uses of nuclear energy and nuclear safety. They stated that they were able to deeply understand the fact that Japan makes important contributions to IAEA activities, and expressed their hope to continue to strengthen the collaboration with Japan.