The Nobel Prize in Chemistry Mongi Bawendi received in Tunisia: Tribute and prospects for collaboration

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Nabil Ammar received, on Tuesday, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2023, Mongi Bawendi, and expressed his congratulations to him as well as the pride of Tunisia for this high-level international award.

Quoted in a press release from the department, the minister underlined the major importance that Tunisia attaches to distinguished skills which contribute, in all due respect, to promoting its global influence and promoting its position and its place on the regional and international.

The minister also welcomed the role played by Tunisian skills in supporting and supporting Tunisia’s development efforts through their anthology of experiences, their expertise in different fields and sectors as well as their rich and diverse relational network.

Nabil Ammar took the opportunity to review the ongoing efforts made by the ministry to strengthen the links between Tunisian skills abroad and their country with a view to establishing an “efficient partnership” in the service of Tunisia and all of its people, in Tunisia and abroad.

He also expressed the department’s full readiness to organize a national forum for Tunisian talents abroad next summer. This forum will serve as a forum for dialogue as well as a point of connection between a host of Tunisian skills established abroad and government officials operating in the sectors and areas which will be on the menu of this event. The event will also be an ideal opportunity to boost networking between these talents from all sides.

As part of the program for the first day of his visit to Tunisia, Nobelist Bawendi gave a conference at the headquarters of the International Diplomatic Academy of Tunis during which he reviewed his academic career, his research work which helped win the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

It was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and several senior officials from the department and ministries of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Education. Several ambassadors from sister and friendly countries accredited in Tunisia were also present.

Earlier today, the President of the Republic, Kais Saïed decorated the winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with the insignia of Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic.

In October 2023, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three researchers based in the United States for their work on nanoparticles, including the Tunisian-French-American Mongi Bawendi.

Born in Paris in 1961, to a Tunisian father and a French mother, the Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Mongi Bawendi is currently a professor at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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