The meeting was held on the basis of the "Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Ukraine concerning Cooperation to Advance Aftermath Response to Accidents at Nuclear Power Stations" signed on April 18, 2012 in Tokyo. //
From the Ukrainian side, 23 officials from the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, officials from the Agency of Ukraine for the Exclusion Zone Management Agency, officials from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, High-professional Institutions attended the meeting.
From the Japanese side, 17 officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by Mr. Takeshi Hikihara, Deputy Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau; the Reconstruction Agency; the Cabinet Office; the Ministry of the Environment (MOE); the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF); the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW); the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); as well as Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated; the University of Tokyo; and Nagasaki University attended the meeting.
At the meeting, discussions mainly revolved around the following agenda items and opinions were exchanged on issues such as the current condition of the nuclear power plant after the accident and future policy.
The Ukrainian side stated that it would also like to provide as much support as possible in the future for the measures to be taken against the accident in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and made a suggestion concerning the possibility of implementing a joint project based on the demand of the Japanese side. The Japanese side also requested the continued close sharing of information with the Ukrainian side. The Ukrainian side expressed their sympathy for Japan's efforts for realizing the return of residents to their homes.
Record of Discussion of the First Meeting was signed by the Heads of Ukrainian and Japanese delegations.