In close collaboration with co-sponsoring ASEM partners, the European Commission, Finland, France, Japan and Korea, Singapore is hosting the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) seminar on nuclear safety from today to June 15.
Opening the seminar today was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli. The three-day meeting takes place at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The issues surrounding the theme “National, Regional and International Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response” will be discussed.
The seminar aims to stimulate discussion and greater cooperation on nuclear safety between Asia and Europe, and also within the respective regions.
Addressing the participants are speakers from the seminar co-sponsors as well as policy makers and representatives from China, Denmark, Germany, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden and Vietnam.
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Association of Nuclear Operators will also address the participants.
About 125 participants from 26 of the 48 ASEM partners and relevant regional and international organisations will attend the seminar, according Singapore’s Foreign Ministry.
ASEM was launched in 1996 to strengthen dialogue and cooperation among countries in Asia and Europe in the political, economic and other sectoral areas for mutual benefit.