Ambassador Sumi participated in a press-conference on Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)

  On May 29 Ambassador of Japan Shigeki Sumi attended a press-conference devoted to the launch of the Project for Strengthening of the Environmental Radiation Control and Legislative Basis for the Environmental Remediation of Radioactively Contaminated Sites implemented under SATREPS, during which he delivered a speech on behalf of the Government of Japan. The project was developed during  4 times meetings of the Japan-Ukraine Joint Committee for the Cooperation to Advance Aftermath Response to Accidents at Nuclear Power Stations and was first selected for implementation under SATREPS. In the framework of this project, which will be implemented as part of Japan’s technical assistance to Ukraine, a five-year international research is planned to be conducted.
  In his speech Ambassador Sumi noted that Japan and Ukraine have very close relations. Japan supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and has provided around USD 1.86 billion of assistance. As the two countries share a common experience of nuclear accidents, Japan supports the construction of the Chornobyl’s New Safe Confinement, while Ukraine was one of the first to provide assistance to Japan after the accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants. Ambassador Sumi expressed hopes that this joint research will scientifically clarify the environmental impact of radioactive contamination caused by nuclear accidents and further strengthen ties between the citizens of our countries who have overcome Fukushima and Chernobyl.


Ambassador Sumi delivering a speech (5th from left)
Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak (4th from left)

Ambassador Sumi (5th from left) shaking hands with Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak (4th from left)