17 Jun 2022 16:36

European Organization for Nuclear Research to terminate cooperation agreements with Russia, Belarus in 2024

PARIS. June 17 (Interfax) - The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Friday it would terminate cooperation agreements with Russia and Belarus at their expiration dates in 2024.

"The Council declared that it intends to terminate CERN's International Cooperation Agreements (ICAs) with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus at their expiration dates in 2024," the statement, published on CERN's website, said.

"The Council stands ready to take any further decision in the light of developments in Ukraine," it said.

Earlier reports said that CERN had suspended cooperation with Russia.