23rd FNCA meeting held in Ulaanbaatar

2022-11-01 09:51:35

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The 23rd ministerial-level meeting for the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) kicked off on October 31 in Ulaanbaatar.

Being co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, the Ministry of Education and Science of Mongolia, the Nuclear Energy Commission of Mongolia, the Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government, and the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), the meeting is bringing together representatives from 12 countries, including China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and Japan.

During her opening remarks at the meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs B. Battsetseg highlighted that Mongolia has been closely cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the use of nuclear technology for civilian purposes such as in the fields of health and agriculture since its accession to the agency in 1973

Foreign Minister B. Battsetseg also expressed her appreciation that this event organized under the theme of “Enhancing Radiation Cancer Therapy in the Asian Region” provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices for further development of cancer radiotherapy, in addition to enabling opportunities for countries in the Asian region to deepen cooperation in this regard.

This is the first time for Mongolia to host the ministerial-level meeting of the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA).