Japan should speed up ratification of nuclear deal with Russia

TOKYO, August 2 (Itar-Tass) — Japan’s parliament has to ratify agreements on peaceful nuclear cooperation with Russia, Jordan, South Korea and Vietnam during the current session that will end at the end of August, Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto told a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

He expressed the hope that these agreements will be approved, which will allow to ensure nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.

Matsumoto explained that Japan’s government “sees no difficulties” with ratification of these agreements following the explosion at Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. He noted that none of the four partners expressed negative attitude towards cooperation with Tokyo in this sector and all of them called for “soonest possible ratification.”

On January 8, 2011, President Dmitry Medvedev signed a Federal Law on Russia’s ratification of the agreement with Japan.

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