On 24 February in Geneva, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, submitted a letter signed by the Latvian Minister of Education and Science, Ilga Šuplinska, applying for membership of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in the presence of Fabiolai Gianotti, Secretary of the CERN Council and the organisation’s Director-General.
In order to promote cooperation between Latvian scientific institutions and Industry with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) an interdisciplinary national CERN working group has been established to engage in scientific research, experiments, and projects.
In 2019, the Latvian Government supported Latvia becoming an Associate Member State of the organisation from 2021 onwards.
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