A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tien attended the 12th Ministerial Meeting of the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) in Tokyo on December 16.
In his opening speech, Japanese Minister of Environment and State and Minister in Charge of Nuclear Accidents, Goshi Hosono called on FNCA member countries to strengthen information exchange and cooperation in responding to future nuclear accidents. .
According to Minister Goshi, Japan will soon announce its success in cooling down reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No 1, consider measures to deal with radioactivity at affected areas, and dismantle damaged reactors from the plant.
He thanked FNCA members for their assistance to Japan during its March tsunami and earthquake as well as its Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Scientists and nuclear power experts from 12 FNCA countries examined the host country’s report on the nuclear power crisis and its efforts to overcome the disaster and ensure food safety from the dangers of radioactive contamination.
They presented reports on using nuclear power for peace and discussed measures to strengthen information exchange and cooperation in the field.
The FNCA was established in March 1990 on an initiative of Japan aimed at promoting the use of nuclear technologies for peace in Asia.
At the forum, member countries can share their views and information on using radioactive power in industry, the environment, and health care; reactors for researching; and promoting nuclear safety and infrastructure.