FORUM MEETING ON LIABILITY AND COMPENSATION FOR NUCLEAR DAMAGE

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SOUTH PACIFIC FORUM SECRETARIAT Suva, Fiji Islands

PRESS STATEMENT September 17, 1999

CONCLUDES

Pursuant to a decision of Forum Leaders made at their annual meeting on Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, in 1998, officials from Forum member countries held discussions at the Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, on 16-17 September 1999 with Government officials and industrial organizations involved in shipping nuclear materials by sea between Europe and Japan.

The discussions focused on liability and compensation issues relating to those shipments. Subjects discussed included the safety of such shipments, salvage arrangements, liability and compensation matters and relevant treaties and other related legal issues.

The meeting was constructive and it was agreed that it would be useful to proceed with further dialogue in the future.

For additional information, contact: Ulafala Aiavao at UlafalaA@forumsec.org.fj

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