First delegation from Paraguay visited JINR

News, 01 May 2017

On 27 April 2017, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research welcomed a delegation from the Republic of Paraguay for the first time. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Paraguay in Russian Federation Mr. Ramon Diaz Pereira, Minister and Executive Secretary of the National Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Paraguay Mr. Cesar Jose Cardozo Roman and Member of the Management Board of the Authority Mr. Roberto Ramon Amaria Martinez A short visit to the Institute arrived with a short visit to the Institute. The delegation was accompanied by representatives of the «Rosatom» State Corporation.

During the visit, the guests visited the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics and FLNP Deputy Director Otilia Culicov. Acquaintance with the Joint Institute was continued at the JINR Visit Centre, where the Paraguayan delegation was welcomed by JINR Vice-Director Richard Lednický and JINR Deputy Director Boris Sharkov, who presented the major activities of the Institute. The meeting was also attended by Head of the Scientific and Engineering Group of the JINR University Centre Mikhail Nozdrin.

Members of the Paraguayan delegation noted that the advanced technology of JINR left deepest impression on them; they emphasized that JINR is now at the cutting edge of science. According to the guests, of particular interest to Paraguay is trilateral cooperation JINR-Paraguay-IAEA which can provide opportunities for training of students from Paraguay at JINR. In addition, there is interest in the JINR applied research and potential application of Institute’s developments in the commercial sector.