Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) China, South Korea and Japan agreed to strengthen cooperation in nuclear safety and disaster management after a summit meeting where they also reaffirmed their support for rebuilding Japan.
The meeting between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Japanese President Naoto Kan came as Japan faces a nuclear crisis caused by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11.
The declaration adopted at the end of the two-day meeting reaffirmed that a strong partnership among these three economies is a prerequisite for the speedy reconstruction of areas devastated by those disasters.
To preventing the repetition of a tragedy like the one that occurred at the Fukushima nuclear plant, including radation leaks, the leaders promised to establish a mechanism under which experts can collaborate and have access to useful information.
The leaders also agreed to provide joint programs for the development of renewable energy to reduce reliance on nuclear energy.
In this fourth summit, the leaders also discussed other economic issues, including an investment treaty and a free trade treaty, and called for preparations fo the free trade agreement to be sped up.