The Second Meeting of the Japan-Ukraine Joint Committee for the cooperation to advance aftermath response to accidents at nuclear power stations

July 11, 2013
Japanese

    1. On July 17, the second meeting of the Japan-Ukraine Joint Committee for the cooperation to advance aftermath response to accidents at nuclear power stations will be held in Kiev.
    2. From the Japanese side, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by Mr. Takeshi Hikihara, Deputy Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau; the Reconstruction Agency; the Cabinet Office; the Ministry of the Environment (MOE); the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF); the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW); the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); as well as officials from concerned organizations are scheduled to attend the meeting. From the Ukrainian side, officials from the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine headed by Mr. Volodymyr Kholosha, Head of Agency of Ukraine for the Exclusion Zone Management, and other government officials, are scheduled to attend the meeting.
    3. In this meeting, discussions will be held on the current condition and future direction of measures taken after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station with the Ukraine, which experienced an accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station.
    4. The Japan-Ukraine Joint Committee for the cooperation to advance aftermath response to accidents at nuclear power stations was formed based on the "Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Ukraine concerning Cooperation to Advance Aftermath Response to Accidents at Nuclear Power Stations" concluded in May 2012. Its second meeting being held this time in Kiev follows on the first meeting held in July 2012 in Tokyo. It is expected that cooperative relations between the two countries following the nuclear power plant accidents will further progress through this meeting.

* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.