Associate membership in the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is a step toward full membership.
Israel has become an associate member of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, after signing an agreement in Geneva on Friday. Associate membership in CERN is a step toward full membership. The Knesset has to ratify the agreement.
Israeli Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Aharon Leshno-Yaar, who signed the agreement, said, "The agreement is testimony to Europe's recognition of Israel's scientific and technological capabilities, of the quality of its scientists, and of its contribution throughout many years to the research activities of CERN."
Leshno-Yaar added that membership in CERN was an additional building block in Israel's involvement in scientific projects in Europe. He noted that Israel and CERN have collaborated for years and Israel's contributions to CERN in appreciation of its role in Europe and the world.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 18, 2011
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