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Cablegate: Brazilian Delegation to Travel to Cuba Seeking Closer

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SUBJECT: BRAZILIAN DELEGATION TO TRAVEL TO CUBA SEEKING CLOSER
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION

1. The Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology announced
February 12, that a delegation lead by Erney Camargo, President of
the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development
(CNPq), would travel to Cuba February 19-21, hoping to identify new
opportunities for S&T cooperation. The delegation will include
Claudio Rodrigues, Superintendent of the National Institute of
Nuclear and Energy Research (IPEN), plus representatives from the
University of Campinas (UNICAMP), the National Institute for
Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO), the
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian Agricultural
Research Corporation (EMBRAPA).

2. According to the announcement, the Brazilians will also attend a
seminar focused on human resource development and cooperation on
projects related to nanotechnology, metrology, isotopes, farming and
cattle raising.

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