Surin was speaking to reporters about nuclear power plant policies in Southeast Asia in the wake of the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan.
Thai News Agency (TNA) reported him as saying that Asean member states that had nuclear power plant projects might review their policies.
He added that Asean members might have to review their policies carefully.
Although nuclear power is sustainable and clean, an unanticipated incident may cause serious problems like what is happening in Japan.
At the moment, European countries are reviewing their nuclear power plant policies.
Surin also said that Asean has planned initial assistance for quake-torn Japan and that the earthquake might result in some industries being relocated from Japan to other countries.
In this case, Asean member states must cooperatively work out measures to attract investors from Japan.
-- BERNAMA, 25/3/2011, Asean Sec-Gen Expects Member States To Review Nuclear Power Plant Policies