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NATO Science Partnership Prize Prizegiving Ceremony

24 October 2002

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The Grand Gathering - 24 Oct. 2002
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Professor Aleksandr P. Kozlov
Professor Artem A. Khalatov
Professor Nicholas Syred

Professor Aleksandr P. Kozlov, Professor Artem A. Khalatov and Professor Nicholas Syred, winners of the first NATO Science Partnership Prize, pose for a photograph during the prizegiving ceremony on 24 October, with Lord Robertson NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jean Fournet Assistant Secretary General for Scientific and Environmental Affairs, and Dr. Keith Gardner Deputy Assistant Secretary General.

In presenting the prize, Lord Robertson noted that scientific cooperation has always been about transcending political boundaries, and building bridges where diplomats and soldiers could not. He gave as an example the pioneering work done in the early 1980s on the Skylab-Soyuz project, and said he was convinced that it contributed to the gradual warming of the Cold War.

He continued by saying that the NATO Science Programme, as well, has been groundbreaking in many respects. From a NATO-country-only programme it had very successfully transformed into one of the mainstays of the Alliance's policy of partnership and cooperation. Against this background, it was certainly very fitting that the first NATO Science Partnership Prize recognised the collaborative aspect of scientific endeavour. Because this is where the NATO Science Programme adds significant value to the research efforts that are going on in NATO and Partner countries.

He then congratulated the prizewinners on their achievement, and offered his very best wishes, both personally and for their continued collaboration.

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