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Germanys Sign Science Pact

WEST BERLIN—West and East Germany have agreed to pursue more than two dozen scientific and technological projects as part of a joint agreement signed last week. The announcement was made on the occasion of the first visit to Bonn by East German General Secretary Erich Honecker The agreement comes after 34 rounds of negotiations in the 15 years since the two countries first established formal relationships. A panel of government officials and scientists from each country will be create

The Scientist Staff

WEST BERLIN—West and East Germany have agreed to pursue more than two dozen scientific and technological projects as part of a joint agreement signed last week.

The announcement was made on the occasion of the first visit to Bonn by East German General Secretary Erich Honecker The agreement comes after 34 rounds of negotiations in the 15 years since the two countries first established formal relationships.

A panel of government officials and scientists from each country will be created to coordinate the joint efforts. So far 27 projects have been selected, including work involving energy research and tech- nology, nuclear, physics and safety issues, materials science and production technology, biotechnology, environmental and agricultural research, AIDS and cancer research, coal liquefaction and fluidized bed combustion.

Although no money has been committed to the joint efforts, Heinz Riesenhuber, West German minister for research and technology, has stated repeatedly that no project will...

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