JINR-Egypt Committee summed up interim results of two-year cooperation
News, 01 November 2023
At the end of October, a JINR delegation led by Vice-Director Latchesar Kostov visited the Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE), where a number of meetings took place at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), Zewail City of Science, Technology, and Innovation, and the National Research Centre (NRC). The delegation included FLNP Director Egor Lychagin, FLNP Deputy Director Sergey Kulikov, Head of the ARE National Group in JINR, an FLNP senior researcher Wael Badawy, Chairman of the JINR Science and Technology Council, a BLTP leading researcher Elena Kolganova, and Head of the International Cooperation Department Otilia Ana Culicov.
During the visit to the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, the JINR delegation met with its leaders, namely Chairman Amr El‐Hag Ali, Vice-Chairman Yasser Tawfik, Chief Engineer of the Egyptian Nuclear Research Centre Magdy Zaky, and other specialists. The representatives of the Joint Institute got acquainted with the existing infrastructure based on the multifunctional ETRR-2 Reactor, namely a neutron activation analysis and neutron tomography facility, a laboratory for the production of medical isotopes, and a workshop for the production of fuel assemblies for the reactor. The parties discussed the need to train staff to calculate, create, operate, and carry out experiments at the planned new neutron scattering stations at the ETRR-2 Reactor, the possibility of conducting joint experiments and scientific events.
The second meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) on Cooperation with the Arab Republic of Egypt took place since the country became a fully-fledged JINR Member State under the leadership of Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt in JINR Mahmoud Sakr and JINR Vice-Director Latchesar Kostov. The JCC members summed up the results of cooperation with Egyptian scientific partners over the past two years. In addition, they outlined further steps to develop new interaction mechanisms.