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New Horizons Open in Franco-Cypriot Scientific Collaboration

The Cyprus Instite and the Institut Français sign an agreement with the support of the French Ambassador

Nicosia, May 13, 2016– H.E. Mr. René Troccaz, the Ambassador of France, and Mr. Jean-Pierre Mahoué, the director of the Institut Français yesterday visited the Cyprus Institute to discuss how to reinforce scientific cooperation between France and Cyprus.

“Both the scientific excellence and the strategic position of the Cyprus Institute make it an ideal bridge for scientific cooperation between Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean Region. We look forward to working together on issues of common interest in the area.” – H.E. Mr. René Troccaz, Ambassador of France

Following a tour of CyI facilities, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Cyprus Institute and the Institut Français, in the presence of the Ambassador, which will allow the co-organisation of scientific conferences and symposia, scientific exhibitions, and promote researcher mobility between France and Cyprus.

“The scientific partnership with France has already produced impressive results, based on excellence and a shared vision. The new MoU formalises this cooperation and allows us to expand our joint activities on local, regional and European issues. We now look forward to expanding this relationship in the years to come” – Prof. Costas Papanicolas, President of the Cyprus Institute

The Cyprus Institute is a research and technology institution, carrying out pioneering research programs involving cutting-edge technologies in order to address problems of regional as well as international significance. The Institut Français in Cyprus aims to promote and disseminate the French culture and language, promoting the Francophonie on the island.

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