11th Ministerial Level Meeting
Meeting Summary of the 11th FNCA Ministerial Meeting
November 18, 2010
||In Session I, which was chaired by Mr.Gongsak YODMANI, of Thailand, Welcoming Remarks were delivered by Mr. CHEN Qiufa, Chairman, China Atomic Energy Authority of China, and Mr. Takashi WADA Parliamentary Secretary Cabinet Office of Japan, both representing the host of the 11th FNCA Ministerial Level Meeting (MM). Speeches by Heads of Delegation were delivered by Dr. Erlan G. BATYRBEKOV of Kazakhstan and Dr. Sodnom ENKHBAT of Mongolia. This was followed by the introduction of the Heads of the Delegations participating in the 11th MM and the rendering by Mr. Naoki KAJITA Deputy Director General of Cabinet Office of Japan, of the Report from the Senior Officials Meeting, together with the Ministerial Level Meeting Agenda. After the presentation of the annotated MM Agenda, the same was formally adopted by the Forum.
||In Sessions II, which was chaired by Mr. Takashi WADA of Japan, each of the twelve participating countries delivered their Country Report, focusing on the current status and future plan of nuclear power generation and radiation application as well as the role of FNCA activities.
||In Session III, which was chaired by Dr. Ron HUTCHINGS of Australia, Dr. Sueo MACHI, FNCA Coordinator of Japan, reported the progress and annual plan of FNCA Projects and summary of the11th FNCA Coordinators Meeting in March 2010 in Japan. Dr. Akira OMOTO, Chairperson of the 2nd Meeting of the 3rd Phase Study Panel, and Commissioner of Japan Atomic Energy Commission reported on the 2nd meeting of the "study panel on the approaches toward infrastructure development for nuclear power" in July 2010 in Korea.
||In Session IV, which was chaired by Mr. Mario G. MONTEJO of Philippines, two Lead Speeches were delivered by Dr. Akira OMOTO and Mr. FENG Yi, Deputy Secretary General, China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) setting off a roundtable discussion on cooperation for further promotion of nuclear energy use in FNCA countries.
1) Strengthening the cooperation for human resource development including the cooperation in regards with regulation, 2) Harmonization of Safety, Security, non-proliferation/Safeguards, and 3) Cooperation with the other international frame works, were discussed.
The meeting expressed their approval of these proposals, and the meeting agreed with giving the relevant instruction to the Coordinators Meeting, experts meeting, and other related working groups.
||In Session V, which was chaired by Prof. Syamsa ARDISASMITA of Indonesia, two lead speeches were delivered by Dr. Sueo MACHI and Dr. Muhd Noor MUHD YUNUS, Deputy Director General, Malaysian Nuclear Agency which set the tone of discussions on the cooperation for further promotion of radiation and isotope application in FNCA countries: 1) Challenges of FNCA projects to achieve socio-economic impact, 2) Strategy of enhancing technology transfer to end-users in the application of radiation and isotope including FNCA achievements, 3) Strengthening regional cooperation for better utilization of research reactors and planning of new research reactor including regional network for security of the isotope supply were discussed.
||In Session VI, which was chaired by Dr. Muhd Noor MUHD YUNUS of Malaysia, Dr. Shunsuke KONDO, Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission, proposed a resolution of the FNCA member countries to work toward enhancing the cooperation in nuclear science and technology. The resolution was met with favor and was adopted.
The following action plans were also accepted: a) to implement the 11th FNCA projects in the eight various fields, in accordance with the plans proposed by the 11th Coordinators Meeting, b) to conduct the 12th Ministerial Level Meeting in Japan in 2011, c) to conduct the 12th Coordinators Meeting in Fukui, Japan, on February or March in 2011, and d) to conduct the 3rd meeting of the "Study Panel on the Approaches Toward Infrastructure Development for Nuclear Power" in Indonesia.
||In Session VII (Closing Session), which was chaired by Mr. LIU Yongde of China, the meeting confirmed the Resolution and the summary of the 11th FNCA Ministerial Level Meeting, which were adopted. Dr. Shunsuke KONDO of Japan made a remark mentioning hosting of the next FNCA Ministerial Level Meeting. The Closing Remark was then delivered by Mr. LIU Yongde, after which a Question-and-Answer Session with the press was conducted.