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18th FNCA Meeting
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17th FNCA Meeting
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16th FNCA Meeting
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15th FNCA Meeting
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5th FNCA Meeting
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4th FNCA Meeting


Chairperson's Summary of the Fourth Meeting of
The Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia
 
1. The Fourth Meeting of the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) was held in Nago City, Okinawa, Japan on December 2 and 3, 2003 under the basic theme " Nuclear Energy for the Future of Mankind and the Globe" with the participation of Ministers and Senior Officials, responsible for the peaceful nuclear research, development and utilization from nine Asian countries, i.e., Australia, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. The meeting arranged technical tour to the fruit fly eradication facility and the seawater desalination plant, etc. on December 4.

The Fourth FNCA Ministerial Level Meeting began with the opening address by H.E. Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, followed by the welcome remarks by Mr. Hirotaka Makino, Vice-Governor of Okinawa Prefecture. Prof. Youichi Fuji-ie, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of Japan chaired the Meeting.
 
2. At the Round Table Discussion, the representatives of the FNCA countries expressed their views and made comments on two topics, namely: " Enhancement of Socio-Economic Impact of Radiation and Radioisotope Application"and" Sustainable Development and Nuclear Energy".
 
  (1) For discussion of the first topic, H.E. Dr. Estrella Alabastro, Secretary of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines, took the role of moderator, and H.E. Dato'Seri Law Hieng Ding, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE) of Malaysia, as the leadoff speaker, introduced the important role of nuclear technology in improving the quality of life of people. The presentations, discussion and suggestions are summarized as follows:

a. There was a general agreement among participants on the importance of applications of radiation, radioisotopes and nuclear technology in the fields of health, agriculture, industry and preservation of the environment, including water and air quality.
b. It was emphasized that the linkage between research and development institutions and end users is important. Research and development institutions and relevant organizations should be business friendly.
c. To improve the linkage, FNCA has instituted open seminars. The FNCA member countries are encouraged to make plans for open seminars in conjunction with project workshops and meetings.
d. For the effective application of radiation and nuclear technology, information to the public is vitally important. Nuclear research institutes have an important role in information dissemination.
e. Harmonization of project activities between FNCA and RCA (IAEA) was strongly recommended.
 
  (2) During the second half of the Round Table Discussion, Mr. Tetsuya Endo, Vice-Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of Japan, was the moderator as well as the leadoff speaker. He drew attention to the essential role of nuclear energy to modern society, especially in the fields of power and radiation use.
The discussion and conclusion are summarized as:

a. It is expected that demand for energy and electricity will increase in the FNCA countries due to economic and population growth. In order to meet the increasing demand for energy, nuclear energy is a feasible option in most countries of the FNCA.
b. In this connection, it is noted that linkage between sustainable development and nuclear energy exists in those countries, and nuclear energy should not be excluded from CDM in the second commitment period starting from 2013.
c. The proposal to create a new panel on "Role of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia"was endorsed, and it is hoped that the report can be submitted promptly.
d. The relationship between sustainable development and applications of radiation, radioisotopes and nuclear technology was confirmed.
 
3. Mr. Soichi Nagamatsu, Deputy Director General for Science and Technology Policy of the Cabinet Office of Japan reported on the progress of FNCA activities and the summary of the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) that was held the previous day. The delegates expressed their appreciation for the tangible progress of activities, and endorsed the future plan. The SOM Summary Report was duly adopted at the Ministerial Level Meeting.
Following the suggestion at the Third FNCA Meeting in Seoul, high level discussion on the "Human Resources Development (HRD) Strategy for Nuclear Science, Technology and Applications" took place at the SOM, and a summary was reported by Dr. Sueo Machi, FNCA Coordinator of Japan.
 
4. In Session 3, the country reports on "Nuclear Research and Development Policy of the Country and FNCA Activities" were presented by delegates. The first part was chaired by Prof. Fuji-ie of Japan, and the latter part was chaired by H.E. Mr. Hoang Van Huay, Vice-Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) of Viet Nam.

The reports covered various endeavors of peaceful nuclear programs in each country including the latest progress of nuclear research and development, together with recent policy developments. After reviewing FNCA activities in the previous years, the participating countries expressed appreciation for the tangible progress of activities, and paid attention to the future cooperation within the FNCA framework. All delegates reiterated the importance of cooperation among the FNCA countries following the FNCA's goals set by the member countries for the benefits of a better life in a more comfortable environment.
 
5. In concluding the Session, Prof. Fuji-ie of Japan introduced the chairperson's summary, including the venue of the Seventh FNCA Meeting in 2006. The representative of Viet Nam proposed that the 5th FNCA Meeting be held in autumn 2004 in Viet Nam.


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