A visit of JINR Director to Bulgaria

News, 16 April 2014

At the invitation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”, the Regulatory Agency on Nuclear Energy of Bulgaria, the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, BAS (INRNE BAS), an official visit of JINR Director Academician V.Matveev to the Republic of Bulgaria was held on 9-11 April 2014.

At the festive meeting of the Presidium of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Academician V.Matveev was presented a Diploma on the election of him a foreign member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. In Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski” he was conferred the title “Honorary Doctor”. At INRNE BAS, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University V.Matveev gave lectures and reports that raised great interest among BAS members, scientists and students, as well as a wide range of attendees.

In the course of the visit to Sofia Academician V.Matveev had meetings and fruitful discussions with BAS leaders, authorities of Sofia University, INRNE BAS, minister of education and science of Bulgaria Professor A.Klisarova, deputy prime-minister of the Republic of Bulgaria D.Boeva, deputy minister of economy and energy of Bulgaria I.Ajolov, chairman of the Parliamentary Board on issues of education and science V.Dobreva and members of the Board, chairman of the Regulatory Agency on Nuclear Energy of Bulgaria, Plenipotentiary of the  Republic of Bulgaria to JINR Doctor L.Kostov, RF Ambassador in the Republic of Bulgaria Yu.Isakov. New landmarks in the mutually beneficial cooperation were scheduled between JINR and scientific-academic and educational centre of Bulgaria.

At the press conference that was organized in the premises of the government of Bulgaria V.Matveev talked about the programmes which are underway at JINR: development of research in fundamental physics, innovations and staff training, development of international scientific cooperation with JINR Member States. He also marked the latest achievements of the international community of JINR and expressed his gratitude to the government of Bulgaria for the support of cooperation of Bulgarian scientists with JINR.