KyivPost

Government hopeful about Japan's involvement in Chernobyl closure

Print version
June 9, 2000, 6 p.m. |
KYIV, June 8 - Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk made a statement in Tokyo on Thursday that Ukraine is seeking to obtain active assistance from Japan, in its role as host country for the upcoming G7 conference, to settle the Chernobyl power plant closure, Interfax-Ukraine learned at the press service of the Foreign Ministry. The next G7 summit is scheduled for July on the Japanese island of Okinawa. During his visit in Tokyo, Tarasyuk met with U.S. President Bill Clinton, Russian vice-premier Viktor Khristenko, and high-ranking officials from Canada and Austria. Interfax reports that discussions focused on bilateral cooperation with these countries, mainly in economic activities. During U.S. President Bill Clinton's six-hour trip to Kyiv on June 5, Kuchma announced Chernobyl's last functioning reactor would be closed on December 15, 2000.
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively debate. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. If you think that a posted comment violates these standards, please flag it and alert us. We will take steps to block violators.

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.