On 19 January 2021, the Centre for Energy Research and the Moroccan Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires (CNESTEN) signed a cooperation agreement. The event took place on-line due to the pandemic.

The parties agreed to utilize the research reactor in Budapest, to cooperate on several research topics and to help make better use of the research reactor in Morocco. The cooperation also covers the industrial, agricultural, medical and other fields, the use of radioisotopes, as well as 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 participated in the event. The delegation of the Moroccan Institute joined the video conference  in the Hungarian Embassy in Rabat, where Mr. Khalid El Mediouri, Director General, signed the agreement at the same time as Dr. Ákos Horváth.

The parties expressed their hope for a fruitful future cooperation for the next 3 years.