Participation in a ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster

2016/4/26

Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms.Yamada offering flowers to the Monument in memory of liquidators, on behalf of the Government of Japan


Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms.Yamada delivering a speech during the meeting on the current state of ChNPP


Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms.Yamada exchanging views with the President of Ukraine Mr. Poroshenko


Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms.Yamada exchanging views with the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Mr. Zubko

 
  On April 26, 2016, a ceremony to commemorate the 30 anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster was held by the Government of Ukraine at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP). The ceremony was attended by representatives of many different countries and international organizations including Japan, the G7, EU countries, and the EBRD, etc.
  The Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Ms. Miki Yamada participated in the ceremony and on behalf of the Japanese Government offered flowers to the Monument in memory of the liquidators who died during the cleaning aftermath of the tragedy. Ms. Yamada also visited a short-term nuclear fuel storage facility which being built on the territory of the plant and the New Safe Confinement. Moreover, during the meeting on the current state of ChNPP, the Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada said that together with other G7 countries Japan has been actively participating in international activities to alleviate the consequences of the Chornobyl disaster and will additionally donate EUR 3.5 million to the Nuclear Safety Account.
  On this occasion, the Parliamentary Vice-Minister held meetings with the President of Ukraine Mr. Petro Poroshenko and the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Mr. Hennadii Zubko whom also participated in the ceremony. During the meetings, the sides exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine, provision of assistance to the country, etc. Additionally, Vice-Minister Yamada met with various representatives of Japanese companies in Ukraine to exchange views with them on Ukraine’s economic situation and the economic relations between the two countries.