The JINR Days in Armenia dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Joint Institute for Nuclear Reserch were held on 19-22 October 2016 in Yerevan. A JINR delegation headed by JINR Director V.A. Matveev consisting of 15 leading scientists and leaders of JINR, representing virtually all the laboratories of the Institute and the UC, came to Armenia to participate in the events in the frames of the JINR Days.
The ceremonial opening of the JINR Days in Armenia was held in the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts and it gathered representatives of the State committee of science of Armenia, the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, the Yerevan State University (YeSU), the Yerevan Physics Institute (YePI) and other scientific organizations. Welcoming speeches were made by Minister Counselor of the RF Embassy in Armenia A.P. Ivanov, Senior Counselor of the Embassy of Belarus in Armenia D.G. Semenovich., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan in Armenia T.B. Urazaev.
Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan welcomed the participants of the conference and congratulated the employees, researchers and specialists of the Institute on this event. “Since 1992, as an independent state, the Republic of Armenia has become a member of JINR. Strong relations have been established within this period with the Armenian scientific centers. Armenian specialists participated and still participate in many major projects implemented by JINR in the field of Physics for scientific training and retraining in Armenia. Hence, the cooperation with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research plays a key role in the development of nuclear technology and the integration of Armenian scientists in international researches and training. This cooperation contributes to the development of new high-tech enterprises and increases their role in the global market”, said the Minister of Education and Science and wished the participants a fruitful future cooperation.