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|POLI | 9th Trilateral Top Regulators Meeting (TRM) on Nuclear Safety and 4th TRM+ were held in Beijing, China – 2016.11.29-30|
The 9th Top Regulators Meeting (TRM) on Nuclear Safety was held on November 29, 2016 in Beijing, China. The meeting was chaired by Mr. TU Ruihe, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection/National Nuclear Safety Administration (MEP/NNSA) of China, and attended by Mr. SHIMIZU Yasuhiro, Secretary-General of Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan and Mr. CHOI Jong Bae, Secretary-General of Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) of the ROK. Mr. LEE Jong-heon, Deputy Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) participated in the meeting as an observer and delivered remarks at the opening session.
The three sides exchanged the current status and progress of nuclear safety activities in each country, and reviewed the outcomes of three working groups which were established under TRM framework: WGHRD (Working Group on Human Resources Development), WGOIS (Working Group on Online Information Sharing), and WGEPR (Working Group on Emergency Preparedness and Response). Furthermore, in-depth discussion on Joint Emergency Drill were pursued during the meeting.
On November 30, 2016, the three sides also organized the 4th TRM+ back to back with the 9th TRM. In order to strengthen technical communication on nuclear safety among the three countries, experts from the three countries exchanged experiences on “Radioactive Contamination Recovery and Radioactive Waste Treatment” and “Implementation of the Vienna Declaration on Nuclear Safety.” In the meeting, NRA of Japan expressed its intention to host the next TRM and TRM+ in 2017.
(from the left) Mr. CHOI Jong Bae, Secretary-General of NSSC of the ROK, Mr. GUO Chengzhan, Vice Administrator of NNSA of China, and Mr. SHIMIZU Yasuhiro, Secretary-General of NRA of Japan at the 9th TRM