Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Scientific Research Department of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has received a Kazakhstani delegation including Erlan Baytyrbekov, Director-General of the Nuclear National Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ms. Irina Tazhibayeva, Deputy Director of the Nuclear National Centre, and Yerbolat Zharkynbaiuly, First Consul in the Kazakhstan Embassy in the UAE. They were received by Dr. Husam Sultan Al Ulama, Director of Scientific Research Department at the Ministry.
Dr. Al Ulama welcomed the Kazakhstani delegation and briefed them on cooperation programmes and the importance of exchanging them between the two countries, saying that the visit was to discuss opportunities for cooperation in the development of nanotechnology systems for the collection, storage, and generation of nuclear power through research and development, in order to design new generations of high-efficiency solar cells as an alternative source of renewable energy to provide a pollution-free green environment, and to select universities and institutions that are likely to be interested in this subject.
The Deputy Director of the Nuclear National Centre then delivered a detailed presentation on the properties and phases of the project. The project is supported by the international programme to build pilot projects for nuclear and thermal power reactors, and it has the attention of the European Union to cooperate and exchange scientific expertise.
The delegation was briefed during the visit on the latest software provided by the Ministry in the field of scientific research and innovation, and Dr. Ahmed Al Alosi, Research Programme Manager, provided an explanation about the most important achievements of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the field of research, ways of its development, and collaborative research projects in the field of renewable energy.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on a number of topics, in addition to the need for coordination, cooperation, and making use of the expertise available in the two countries in various fields. At the end of the visit, there was an exchange of souvenirs.
The UAE is keen to strengthen its relations with the Republic of Kazakhstan in order to play its role in the service of Islamic countries and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, while Kazakhstan is highly interested in developing relations with the UAE because it is aware of the developmental progress of the UAE and its possession of the elements that qualify it to establish effective economic and business partnerships with different countries in the East and the West.
© Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2015