Visit of Romanian Ambassador to JINR

News, 16 July 2021

A visit to Dubna was the first official visit of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation Cristian Istrate outside Moscow after he delivered credentials to the President of the Russian Federation in May 2021. Participants of the meeting in Dubna discussed Days of Romania at JINR in the frames of which it is planned to organize an exhibition of Romanian technological enterprises for the development of technical cooperation between the countries.

Opening the meeting, JINR Director Grigory Trubnikov congratulated Cristian Istrate on taking the office and highlighted that Romania is one of the active participants of the Institute’s scientific life.

Thus, employees of the IFIN-HH, the National Institute for Research and Development for Optoelectronics (INOE2000), and the National Electrotechnology Scientific and Research Institute of Romania take part in the JINR flagship project NICA. 12 Romanian scientists are engaged in the development and creation of a prototype of the complex for radiotherapy and applied research at heavy ion beams of the Nuclotron-M. A group of Maria Hajduk from the Institute for Space Sciences takes part in astrophysical studies in the TAIGA experiment. Romanian scientists work with Dubna colleagues in CERN projects, as well as in studies of dense baryonic matter at the GSI accelerator complex (Darmstadt).

Grigory Trubnikov highlighted the contribution to the development of the JINR Long-Term Development Strategy up to 2030 made by Deputy Scientific Secretary of JINR Otilia-Ana Culicov sent for work at the Institute from Romania.

Mr. Ambassador in his turn said, “Romania is a co-founder of the Institute. We have a long tradition of collaboration with JINR, and not only in the fields of nuclear investigations but also in the area of nuclear energy. Romanian specialists are very active at the International Public Energy Agency and CERN. And I find it an excellent example of the JINR’s motto – science brings nations together.”

“We are proud that our Romanian colleagues hold key positions at the Institute. They greatly contribute to the work of our international scientific centre. There is a fight all over the world for intellectual potential and improving the level of science, education, research. You are absolutely right that Romania plays a significant role in nuclear studies in Europe. That is why it is so important not only to support but also to develop nuclear technologies, as well as related scientific realms, such as life sciences, medicine, biology, IT, etc. Romania is one of the key players in this area,” JINR leader Grigory Trubnikov highlighted.

He also noted that access of plenipotentiaries to the data on planned purchases may be a great tool for spreading information about the Joint Institute. It can also contribute to concluding new contracts with JINR. This would give great advantages to suppliers from Romania.

“Mutual long-term and short-term visits, grant programmes, joint projects, economical contracts of Romania with Dubna – all this is important. The aim of my visit is to learn more about the Joint Institute,” Mr. Ambassador of Romania to Russia said.

Moreover, before the meeting with JINR leaders, Mr Cristian Istrate met Romanian researchers working at the Institute and visited the interactive exhibition in the Cultural Centre “Mir” dedicated to the 65th JINR anniversary.

Photos by Evgeny Goryachkin