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17th FNCA Meeting
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Country Report
16th FNCA Meeting
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Program
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Joint Communique (PDF)
Country Report
15th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
Country Report
14th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
13th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
Country Report
12th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
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11th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
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10th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
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9th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
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8th FNCA Meeting
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Resolution
Joint Communique
7th FNCA Meeting
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6th FNCA Meeting
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5th FNCA Meeting
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Display of FNCA activities

4th FNCA Meeting
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Progress Report
Senior Officials Meeting
Proposal Report
Conclusions and Recommendations
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3rd FNCA Meeting

2nd FNCA Meeting
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1st FNCA Meeting
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2nd FNCA Meeting


Chairman's Summary of the Second Meeting of the Forum for Nuclear
Cooperation in Asia
 
1. The second meeting of the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) was held in Tokyo, on the 28th and 29th of November 2001. Ministers and Senior Officials responsible for peaceful nuclear research, development and utilization from nine Asian countries-Australia, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Japan-attended and took part. Ministerial level Meeting began with an opening address by H. E. Mr. Koji Omi, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy of Japan. A series of meaningful discussions followed.
 
2. Each participating country presented its country report at Session 1 in the morning of the 29th. Because of the diversity of those countries in terms of nuclear technology, the country reports covered manifold topics. Each country explained its latest utilization of and policies of nuclear technology. Each country also mentioned its own activities in FNCA. All countries again recognized the importance of cooperation among them in the field of nuclear technology, and they restated the necessity of improving further cooperation in this field. In this context, they referred to the importance of FNCA's role in cooperation.
 
3. Roundtable discussions were held in the sessions in the afternoon of the 29th. The first subject, “Nuclear Energy in Sustainable Development,” was discussed in Session 2. Japan made lead-off presentation on the necessity of simultaneous achievement of the 3E's: “Economic Growth,” “Energy Security” and “Environmental Protection.” After an active discussion, the participants agreed on the following statements:
(1) All participating countries recognize the close linkage between energy and sustainable development.
(2) Nuclear energy is recognized as one important energy source; the importance of safe operation, public acceptance, non-proliferation and certain other preconditions are also recognized and emphasized.
(3) The relationship between CDM and nuclear energy was discussed and will be further examined.
 
4. For the second subject, “Cooperation in Utilization of Radiation,” Japan made lead-off presentation in Session 3. Because this subject includes many items common to the participating countries, they reported on activities in their individual countries, and were in general agreement with the following:
(1) Utilization of radiation should be aimed at improving human welfare and shares broad connections with the areas of environmental protection, medical science, agriculture including food irradiation, and industry. (An interesting suggestion was made, that utilization of radiation could be an important tool for overcoming people's negative perceptions of nuclear technology.)
(2) Cooperation in this field should be magnified in the future, and must include consideration of relationships to other organizations, such as the RCA, the World Bank, the United Nations, and various bilateral relationships.
 
5. The third meeting will be held in Seoul in the autumn of 2002 (co-hosted by Atomic Energy Commission of Japan). The delegation of the Republic of Korea announced that the theme of the meeting in Seoul would be “Atoms for the Next Generation”. The fourth meeting will be held in Japan in 2003. The meeting also agreed that the fifth meeting would be held in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 2004.
 

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