On 19 January 2021, the Centre for Energy Research signed a cooperation agreement with the Moroccan Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires (CNESTEN). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event took place online.

The parties agreed to utilize the research reactor in Budapest to cooperate on several research topics and help make better use of the research reactor in Morocco. The partnership also covers industrial, agricultural, medical and other fields, the use of radioisotopes, and educational and training opportunities.

On behalf of the Centre for Energy Research, Dr. Ákos Horváth, Director General, Dr. Zoltán Dudás, Head of the Neutron Spectroscopy Department, and Dr. László Szentmiklósi, Head of the Nuclear Analysis and Radiography Department took part in the event. The delegation of the Moroccan Institute joined the video conference via the Hungarian Embassy in Rabat, where Khalid El Mediouri, Director General, signed the agreement at the same time as Dr. Ákos Horváth.

The parties expressed their hope for a fruitful cooperation over the next three years.