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Japan, France confirm nuclear and security cooperation

  • March 21, 2017
  • , All national papers evening edition
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All Tuesday evening papers reported on Prime Minister Abe’s meeting with French President Hollande on Monday in Paris. The two leaders confirmed bilateral cooperation in maritime security and research on the commercial use of nuclear power. Economy Minister Seko, who is accompanying Abe, and French Environment Minister Royal signed an agreement on their nations’ joint research on the nuclear fuel cycle, including the French-led fast reactor development project called Advanced Sodium Technological Reactor for Industrial Demonstration (ASTRID).

 

Abe and Hollande also agreed to strengthen maritime security cooperation between their nations, including the MSDF’s joint naval exercises with the French navy to be conducted in waters near Guam in late April, in which the U.S. and British navies will also participate.

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