MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – It is necessary to sign an intergovernmental agreement to further scientific cooperation between Belarus and Russia, President of the National Research Center Kurchatov Institute Mikhail Kovalchuk said at the expert and media forum “Belarus-Russia cooperation in industry, science and technology. Science. Cosmos. Education”, BelTA has learned.
“A draft strategy to promote scientific and technological development of the Union State has been prepared. The signing of an agreement between Kurchatov Institute and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will be highly instrumental for promoting cooperation between our countries. Top on the agenda is Belarus' accession to the International Center for Neutron Research based in Gatchina and access to the world's most powerful high flux research reactor PIK. We agreed with the head of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus that we will actively facilitate the signing of the intergovernmental agreement that will ensure the participation of Belarus in this ambitious project,” Mikhail Kovalchuk said.
In addition, a decision was made to open an office (branch) of Kurchatov Institute in Minsk. “The structure of this branch is under discussion now, laboratories are being formed,” the president of Kurchatov Institute noted.