The 5th FNCA Ministerial Level Meeting was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam at Nov.30 - Dec.1, 2004. under the basic theme “Cooperation for Nuclear Human Resources
Development in Asia” with the participation of Ministers and Senior Officials,
responsible for the peaceful nuclear research, development and utilization
from nine Asian countries, i.e., Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, the
Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.
It was agreed that the proposal of Viet Nam of Asian Nuclear University
should be carefully studied by senior official level meeting taking into
account Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) of IAEA.
The Meeting can be considered to be combined with HRD project workshop
in 2005. It was also noted that HRD should be demand-driven in terms of
number and quality of trainees.
The “Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program” provided by Japanese Government
was highly appreciated by FNCA countries to be useful for their HRD.
It was also commonly recognized the importance of public information and
education leading to public acceptance.
On the Round Table Discussion, “Policy and Program of FNCA in the Future”, most of delegations fully support the points raised in the lead-off speech.