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Three VIP delegations visit ITER

-Véronique Marfaing

At the Visitors Centre, delegates from the European Energy Forum listen with attention to Deputy Director-General Carlos Alejaldre's presentation. © Courtesy JVT (Click to view larger version...)
At the Visitors Centre, delegates from the European Energy Forum listen with attention to Deputy Director-General Carlos Alejaldre's presentation. © Courtesy JVT
As the project gathers momentum and gains in visibility, more and more visitors are greeted at ITER.

On Tuesday, 28 September, a group of twenty members of the European Parliament, technical advisors and members of the European Energy Forum, came to visit CEA facilities (RJH, Tore Supra, IBEB, solar platform) and ITER in order to have an overview of the present state of energy research.

Lina Rodriguez presented the project to the NATO delegation. © Courtesy JVT (Click to view larger version...)
Lina Rodriguez presented the project to the NATO delegation. © Courtesy JVT
The following day, a delegation of 21 representatives from NATO's sub-committee on Energy and Environmental Security, headed by French Member of Parliament Philippe Vitel, visited ITER and CEA and also several major companies and institutions established in the PACA region.

Director-General Motojima points the ongoing work to Zhan Wenlong, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. © Courtesy JVT (Click to view larger version...)
Director-General Motojima points the ongoing work to Zhan Wenlong, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. © Courtesy JVT
On Thursday 30 September, a ten-member delegation of Chinese Academy of Science was welcomed at ITER Headquarters by Director-General Osamu Motojima and later toured the ITER site with Deputy Director-General, Shaoqi Wang.


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