Vilnius to host the second ASEM seminar on nuclear safety

28 October 2013, Last updated at, 13:11 EEST
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author: Reuters/Scanpix

As a continuation of the EU-Asia dialogue on nuclear safety, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, in cooperation with Japan and Singapore, organises the 2nd ASEM Seminar on Nuclear Safety “International Instruments for Ensuring Nuclear Safety” on 4-5 November in Vilnius.

Nuclear safety is closely related to the development of nuclear power in the region, efforts to strengthen nuclear safety globally as well as the European Union’s energy policy. The seminar will focus on national and regional instruments facilitating implementation of nuclear safety standards.

The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius will open the event.

The seminar will be attended by representatives of the European Union and Asian countries, the European Commission, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), other international and non-governmental organizations.

Speakers will include the European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, the IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Safety and Security Denis Flory, the Deputy Director for Safety and Regulation of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency Kazuo Shimomura, the Chairman of the Board of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Jacques Regaldo, the Vice-President of Implementation Committee (Espoo Convention) Vesna Kolar-Planinšič, representatives of Japan, the United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Poland, Singapore, Finland, Vietnam, and other countries.
 

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