French President J.Chirac visits Cadarache

French President J.Chirac was accompanied by the French Minister for Education and Research, Robien in his visit to the ITER construction site in Cadarache on 30th June. In his speech the French President underlined that ITER opens important perspectives for the new generations in France and Europe.

“This project is essential for our future and the future of the planet”, he declared in front of more than 1500 Cadarache staff and regional representatives.

He also mentioned that the success in siting ITER in Cadarache is a sign that when Europe is united, it can be a leading force for progress and innovation.

The text of Chirac’s speech is available at: