Romania has been a constant supporter of the development of relations between the European Union and the Republic of Kazakhstan, a testimony in that respect being the ratification by the Romanian Parliament of the EU-Kazakhstan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, and the central piece of the Romanian Pavilion at Expo Astana 2017 – the Magurele-based ELI-NP high-power laser – along the presence of very important companies such as Rompetrol and OMV Petrom, signals the Romanian State’s interest in joining Kazakhstan’s efforts to develop projects closely related to “Future Energy”.
“The Extreme Light Infrastructure (Nuclear Physics) project at Magurele will be the most advanced research facility in the world focused on the study of photonuclear physics and its applications. This unique experimental combination of ELI-NP will allow the undertaking of a broad range of research topics in fundamental physics, nuclear and astrophysical physics and applied research to materials’ science, nuclear material management and life sciences. I am confident that the ‘Future Energy’ Astana EXPO 2017 will be the starting point for a new level of quality within the framework of our global economic cooperation in terms of diversifying and bringing together a larger variety of economic actors, including small and medium-sized enterprises,” Melescanu said at the opening of the official ceremony of Romania’s National Day at EXPO 2017 Astana ‘Future Energy.’
“I am very pleased to be here today and to open, on behalf of Romania, the official ceremony of Romania’s National Day at EXPO 2017 Astana ‘Future Energy’ at a very special time for the bilateral relations between Romania and the Republic of Kazakhstan, a very special moment for the Republic of Kazakhstan as an independent state. This month we celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations (15 July) in a very special context, such as this international exhibition. I use this opportunity to congratulate the Republic of Kazakhstan for hosting such a prestigious event, as well as for obtaining the status of non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council,” Melescanu said.
“I reiterate Romania’s interest in developing bilateral relations in all areas with the Republic of Kazakhstan, and our Ambassador Cezar Armeanu will play an important role in this respect. I am proud to see the interest shown by our institutions and experts regarding cooperation in various fields such as education, science and culture: establishing the first language, culture and civilization lecture in Central Asia, in the Karaganda region, as well as contacts between the famous universities in Romania (Babes-Bolyai University and the Polytechnic University of Bucharest) and Kazakhstan’s very important educational centres (‘EABuketov’ Academy, Karaganda State University, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, ‘LN Gumiliyov’ Eurasian National University),” the Romanian official specified.