On 19th June 2003 the first Preparatory Meeting (P-1) for ITER Decision Making was held at the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) in Vienna (Austria). At this meeting the Republic of Korea joined Canada, the European Union, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the United States of America as a Participant to ITER Negotiations. Each Participant submitted its first indications of position for the various matters addressed in the meeting, as a basis for discussions. At the conclusion of P-1, all of the Participants agreed that substantial progress had been made on the path to the implementation of ITER. The next meeting, P-2, is scheduled to take place at the IAEA in Vienna on 9th October.