Two presidential visits to CERN

President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim signs the CERN Visitors’ Book at the end of her visit. ** (Image: Julien Marius Ordan/CERN)

Visit of the President of the Republic of Mauritius

The President of the Republic of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, and her delegation were welcomed to CERN on 16 June 2017 by Charlotte Warakaulle, Director for International Relations, Emmanuel Tsesmelis, Head of Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations, and Archana Sharma, a physicist from the CMS collaboration.

During her visit, the President visited the Synchrocyclotron and the ATLAS control room. She was also introduced to some of the activities at IdeaSquare.

**From left to right: His Excellency Mr Israhyananda Dhalladoo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mauritius to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva; Arshana Sharma, CMS physicist; Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius; and Emmanuel Tsesmelis, Head of Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations.

 

Visit of the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Charlotte Warakaulle (left), Director for International Relations, accompanies the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari. (Image: Julien Marius Ordan/CERN)

On 16 June 2017, CERN received a visit from the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, and her delegation. Upon her arrival, the President was welcomed by Charlotte Warakaulle, Director for International Relations, and Emmanuel Tsesmelis, Head of Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations.

President Bhandari visited the Synchrocyclotron and the ATLAS control room. At the end of her visit, she also signed the CERN Visitors’ Book.