Azerbaijan and Afghanistan discuss e-government formation cooperation

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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 6

By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:

Afghanistan and Azerbaijan discussed cooperation in the sphere of e-government formation, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies reported on March 5.

The issue was a subject of discussion in the last meeting of the third working group on the cooperation between Azerbaijan and Afghanistan in the field of ICT held in Baku, according to the Ministry.

The Afghan delegation headed by the Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Aimal Marjan came to Baku for the discussions.

The working group includes representatives from the ICT Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan and Afghanistan, UNDP and the Agency for International Development in Azerbaijan (AIDA).

The main issues on the agenda of the working group were exploration of the possibilities of Azerbaijan's participation in the development of the Afghan ICT sector, Afghanistan's needs for ICT sphere, the definition of cooperation areas. The projects that can be implemented in Afghanistan were also considered.

The possibility of investing in the ICT sector in Afghanistan, and the organization of training on IT-specialties within the framework of the established IT-University in Azerbaijan were also subjects of the discussions.

The Azerbaijani Sinam IT-company presented its projects during the meeting.

Earlier, the Afghan Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amirzai Sangin expressed interest in using the electronic GoMap (developer which is Sinam company) as a platform for creation of a local map for Afghanistan.

Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.

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