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Cuba Actively Participates at Nuclear Research Forum in Russia

cuba-rusia-embajadorCuba is actively participating at a special session for the 25th anniversary of the new era of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) and wished to see more Latin American countries taking part in it.

Ambassador Gerardo Peñalver, leading the island’s delegation in the meeting, thanked the condolences expressed here for the death of scientist Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart.

‘I take the opportunity to, on behalf of the Cuban government, relatives and friends of brilliant scientist Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, thank JINR representative, Viktor Matveev, his heartfelt condolences on the occasion of the death of the tireless fighter for the development of the collaboration between Cuba and that institution,’ he stressed.

The diplomat said that to be a member of this prestigious international institution is an opportunity for his country to develop first-level leaders and scientific professionals who promote the national plans of science, technology and innovation.

It also allows Cuba to contribute modestly to the scientific projects included in the strategic development plan of the aforementioned institute, in which our collaborators also participate, he said.

The progress achieved by JINR have a worldwide recognition, as is the case of the discovery of new elements of the Mendeleev periodic table (from 113 to 118), the heavy ion plant, the Baykal project, and the NICA project (in Dubna), Peñalver stressed.

There are more young people every day from different countries in the world who want to come to work in this institution, said the Cuban ambassador, who wished JINR a lot of successes to achieve the objectives proposed in his seven-year strategic plan, he said.

Latin America is only represented by Cuba until today at JINR. We hope that other countries in our geographical area will join the institute in the near future.

Officials of the aforementioned scientific center, near Moscow, on the banks of the Volga River, said that almost 20 countries are participating, while maintaining relations with hundreds of organizations from about 60 nations.

(Prensa Latina) 

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