On December 5, 2016 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Polish Academy of Sciences concluded an agreement on cooperation in science. The document was signed by Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov and President of the Polish Academy of Sciences Jerzy Duszynski. The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich and the Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Stanislaw Karczewski.
The document was signed during a visit of President of the Polish Academy of Sciences Jerzy Duszynski to the NAS of Belarus. The main purpose of the visit was to hold talks with the NASB leadership on the promising areas of cooperation and mechanisms of expanding the Belarusian-Polish scientific ties. Delegation members of the Polish Academy of Sciences got acquainted with the NASB permanent exhibition "Domestic scientific achievements for manufacturers", held talks with the NASB leadership, visited a number of scientific organizations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus: the Institute of Genetics and Cytology, the Institute of Physiology, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering, Museum of NASB history.
The Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Polish Academy of Sciences plan to implement joint projects in nano- and biotechnologies, Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov reported. In turn, Jerzy Duszynski emphasized the importance of cooperation in science between the two countries. "It is planned to develop cooperation between the Academies of Sciences in various areas. But the most promising are the history, the projects for preservation of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, high-tech, including space," he said. The Academies of Sciences of the two countries have long-standing creative relations. On 21-23 March, at the invitation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a NASB delegation headed by Chairman of the Presidium, Academician Vladimir Gusakov was in Warsaw on a visit. The goal of the visit was to expand scientific and technological cooperation between scientists of the two countries, and to attend the conference “Polish-Belarusian cooperation in humanitarian sciences.” Belarusian and Polish researchers took an active part in organizing and conducting the international scientific conference “Rational use of natural resources and sustainable development of Polesie Region” held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 14-17 September. There are plans to revitalize the joint participation of Polish and Belarusian scientists in the consortiums created to implement projects under Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation program.