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Vice Minister Choi Jongmoon Summons Japanese Ambassador to Korea
- Regarding Decision to Discharge Contaminated Water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into Ocean -
1. Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Jongmoon summoned Japanese Ambassador to Korea Aiboshi Koichi on April 13 afternoon (Tue), and delivered the Korean people’s stance opposing the Japanese government’s decision to discharge the contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the ocean and expressed deep concerns over the potential threats it might pose to the health of the Korean people and the environment.
2. The Vice Minister delivered a Note Verbale on Korea’s position in regards to the Japanese government’s decision to discharge the contaminated water. The Note Verbale stresses the need for the Japanese government to transparently provide information on the treatment of the contaminated water and to comply with environmental standards acceptable to the international community, as well as the necessity of objective verification through the international community’s participation.
3. The Japanese Ambassador to Korea explained the position of the Japanese government and said that he will inform his government of the Korean government’s position.