Ukraine, Japan want to make nuclear energy safer

Ukraine, Japan want to make nuclear energy saferUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has sent a letter to Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the earthquake in Japan which resulted in the Fukushima nuclear disaster and stressed the importance of cooperation in preventing disasters on nuclear power plants.

Poroshenko noted that cooperation between Ukraine and Japan, first of all in the framework of the Ukraine-Japan Joint Committee on Improving Post-Accident Emergency Response at Nuclear Power Plants would make nuclear energy safer and become an important contribution to the future of humanity, the president's press service reported.

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The head of state emphasized that Ukrainians understand the sorrow of Japanese people as no one else, for they lived through the Chornobyl nuclear disaster 30 years ago. Poroshenko noted that those two most terrifying man-made disasters of our time had united the two countries with mutual support.

"We are grateful to Japan for constant attention and assistance aimed at transforming the Chornobyl NPP into a safe facility. We are ready to make further efforts to exchange experience in this area," the letter reads.
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