development of further cooperation between Japan and Ukraine was the focus during
a meeting of First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine/Minister
of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv with the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan Taido
Tanose, on July 26, 2017.
Stepan Kubiv noted the positive dynamics of mutual trade between
Ukraine and Japan. He noted that trade turnover between the two states had
significantly boosted since the beginning of the year and soared by some 40%
over 4 months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.
The First Vice Prime Minister stressed that the Year of Japan in
Ukraine is marked by many other rewarding Ukrainian-Japanese projects.
noted that already in August the negotiations with the JICA (Japan International
Cooperation Agency) on opening a representative office in Ukraine would
beyond any doubt, is the sign of unalloyed success of Ukraine and the positive outcomes
of the reforms being carried out", stressed Stepan
accentuated that an important vector of Ukraine-Japan cooperation is the work
of the Joint Cooperation Committee on Emergency Response Improvement at NPPs.
joining efforts of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of
Education and the State Agency [for the management of the exclusion zone], and our
colleagues from Japan a unique study on the territory of the Chornobyl Zone being one-of-a-kind environmental laboratory
will be conducted", explained Stepan Kubiv.
that the work of Ukrainian and Japanese experts would enable us to prevent future
nuclear disasters, to reduce harmful impact on the environment and living
organisms in areas that have been exposed to radioactive contamination,
would help to overcome the negative effects of such pollution. It will also
allow the use of the results of joint research to transform the contaminated
areas into secure ones.
objectives of the project "Improvement of radiological monitoring and development
of legislative framework in Ukraine aimed to ensure environmental
rehabilitation of areas of radioactive contamination" are to strengthen
the technical level of radiation control and enhance the legislative background
in Ukraine to provide assistance in ecological restoration of zones affected by
radioactive contamination, monitoring and simulation evaluation aimed to
implement new zoning of the zone of alienation. The project is funded and
managed by two government departments in Japan: Japan Science and Technology
Agency (JST) and Japan International Agency for International Cooperation