|Korea is making its presence felt through active international cooperation.
Korea actively participates in Multilateral and Regional Cooperation.
Cooperation with the IAEA
Korea and the IAEA have maintained a desirable relationship ever since Korea joined the Agency as one of the initial member states in August 1957. After a period of unilateral benefits from the Agency's technical cooperation projects, Korea now maintains a mutually beneficial cooperative relationship with the IAEA. Especially, following the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding with the IAEA in 1998, Korea has continuously enhanced its nuclear technology education and training programs for the developing countries.
Cooperation with the RCA
Korea joined the RCA in 1974. And with the establishment of the RCA Regional Office in Daejeon, Korea in March 2002, the joint R&D projects of the RCA for nuclear energy technology have been accelerated, not to mention an enhancement of the training, technical cooperation and exchange of information activities among the 17 member states of the Asia and Pacific region.
Cooperation with the OECD/NEA
Korea became a member of the OECD/NEA in 1993, and it has been strengthening its cooperation with the NEA through participation in the NEA's technical committees and joint collaborative projects. At present, Korea is involved in seven standing technical committees, and it is participating in eleven joint collaborative projects out of a total of fifteen.
Cooperation with the FNCA
Korea joined the FNCA as a founding member in 1990. For an effective implementation of the FNCA projects, the Korean project leaders are nominated by the Government.
Korea has deepened and broadened its Global Cooperation activities.
Starting from the Agreement for Cooperation between the R.O.K. and the U.S.A. Concerning the Civil Uses of the Atomic Energy in 1973, Korea has entered into bilateral agreements with 22 countries to promote cooperation in the development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes within the framework of a nuclear nonproliferation.
As of September 2007 the Korean Government has held periodical joint committees with the governments of 12 countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Thailand, UK, USA, and Vietnam.
The bilateral cooperation activities of Korea, with countries other than those who hold joint committees, include the mutual visits of the high level government officials, dispatch of technology survey teams, and the organization of overseas technology exhibitions and seminars, etc.