Mr. Robert Širnik participated at the official visit of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor to Iran for the opening of the Slovenian embassy in Teheran.

During the visit, the Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Cooperation between Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Tehran, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Ljubljana, the Republic of Slovenia, was signed as a basis for future cooperation in nanotechnology and nano-sciences. A smaller delegation visited Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) and discussed future cooperation.

From left to right: Ms. Alma Židanek, authorised minister at the Directorate for economic diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Robert Kokalj, general director for economic and public diplomacy, Prof. József Györkös, director of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), Prof. Saeed Sarkar, Secretary General of INIC, Prof. Aleksandra Lobnik, University of Maribor, Prof. Damjana Drobne, University of Ljubljana, Robert Širnik, Mediterranean Institut for Monitoring, Prof. Ali Beitollahi, director of the International Collabration and nano Standardisation Committees of INIC (November 23rd, 2016).