The International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation provides a forum for cooperation among participating states to explore mutually beneficial approaches to ensure the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes proceeds in a manner that is efficient and meets the highest standards of safety, security and non-proliferation. Participating states would not give up any rights and voluntarily engage to share the effort and gain the benefits of economical, peaceful nuclear energy.
Mr Shi Lishan, SG Vice-Chair for China, and the China National Energy Administration hosted the working group and Steering Group meetings at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing on 24-25 June 2019.
The IDWG meeting addressed the topic of export controls as an enabler of nuclear cooperation, and gathered experts from the US, China, Russia, UAE and Kenya as well as from the IAEA, the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Pillsbury. The NSCCEG meeting discussed best practices in developing safety culture, with presentations from the Chinese and French regulators, as well as from Rosatom with a focus on the Roopur project in Bangladesh. During the Steering Group meeting, governance aspects and future activities were discussed.
On 26 June the Chinese National Energy Administration held a forum on nuclear energy development and public communication where the IFNEC Steering Group Chair, Julián Gadano, was invited to provide opening remarks. During the afternoon, the IFNEC members were invited on a technical visit to the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE).