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08 May 2017

King and Queen of Spain learn more about the JT-60SA and IFMIF/EVEDA projects

The King and Queen of Spain together with Dr J. Sanchez, Prof. M. Mori, Secretary of State C. Vela, Foreign Affairs Minister A. Dastis, and Ambassador G. de Benito.

During their recent state visit to Japan, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo where they attended presentations about the bilateral scientific and technological projects between Spain and Japan that are currently underway. 

During the event, which also was attended by Carmen Vela, Spanish Secretary of State of Investigation, Development and Innovation, Alfonso Dastis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, and Gonzalo de Benito, the Ambassador of Spain in Japan, the scientific relations in the field of JT-60SA and IFMIF/EVEDA – part of the Broader Approach agreement in which Spain through Laboratorio Nacional de Fusion - CIEMAT plays an important role – were highlighted. Dr Joaquin Sanchez, Director of Laboratorio Nacional de Fusion - CIEMAT and Chairman of F4E’s Governing Board, and Professor Masahiro Mori, Managing Director of Directorate Fusion Energy Research and Development of the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) presented the headway being made within the two projects and emphasised the fruitful collaboration between Europe and Japan.

“Their Majesties were impressed with the scientific and technological achievements we have made within the field of fusion”, said Dr Joaquin Sanchez. “We are happy that these projects are being recognised for their progress”.