The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The event was held on the results of a visit of a NAS of Belarus delegation headed by the First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik to Egypt. In Cairo Belarusian and Egyptian scientists conducted a seminar on the theme "New directions in research and innovation activities in Belarus and Egypt." The sides exchanged experience in research fields relevant for the both countries, including use of inorganic porous materials for water treatment, production of "smart" fertilizer and biosensors, molecular breeding of animals and plants, creation of agricultural machinery and equipment, Earth remote sensing and processing images from space. The delegation of Belarusian scientists also visited the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute
and Zewail City of Science and Technology.