Ukraine – Korea: the first steps towards nuclear collaboration

The first, following a signature of the bilateral collaboration agreement between Korea and Ukraine in 2002, dialogue on the development of nuclear power partnership came about in Seoul on May 30 – June 1, 2005.

During the meeting, Yevgen Garin, Coordinating Director of the Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology; Youn Ho Jung, Senior Vice President, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), and Jong-bae Choi, Director of Atomic Energy Cooperation Division, Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea (MOST) discussed exchange of experience in nuclear power units decommissioning, radioecology, and ecological terrorism prevention.

The participants of the meeting shared their experience in the area of nuclear power, discussed the ways for mutually beneficial collaboration.

The meeting was held within the framework of the Ukrainian delegation’s visit to Seoul organized by the Embassy of South Korea in Ukraine. The objective of the visit was to discuss the possibilities of the scientific and technical collaboration between the two countries. The Ukrainian delegation included Leaders of various national scientific and technical organizations.

With the objective to further develop the agreements reached during the negotiations, the Korean delegation has scheduled a visit to the Chornobyl Center as well as a ministerial-level meeting in Ukraine for September 2005.

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