Japan signs cooperation agreement with Italy

26 May 2009

Japan has signed a memorandum to cooperate in nuclear power development with Italy, the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has said.

The cooperation agreement will remain in effect for three years and can also be renewed. Under the agreement, Japan will cooperate with Italy in the education of experts and government policymaking among other things.

The memorandum was signed by Japanese METI minister Toshihiro Nikai and Italy’s Industry Minister Claudio Scajola on the sidelines of the G8 countries’ Energy Ministers meeting held in Rome, METI said in a statement.

In 2008, Italy decided to resume nuclear power generation to combat global warming and diversify energy sources, after the closure of its all nuclear power stations in 1990 in response to the 1986 nuclear accident at Chernobyl.

METI has signed nuclear cooperation agreements with five other countries: Jordan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the UAE.


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