Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 / Trend /
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today received Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Hamadoun Toure.
Mr. Toure hailed BakuTel-2001, the 17th International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference. Hamadoun Toure praised Azerbaijan`s activity in information security, one of the world`s urgent problems. He said information and communication technologies were rapidly developing in the country.
The Secretary General stressed the importance of Azerbaijan`s joining ITU`s African countries assistance campaign.
President Ilham Aliyev said the ICT sector, along with the oil and gas sphere, is one of the priorities of the government. President Aliyev said Azerbaijan will actively participate in the regional projects both in the energy and information-communication technologies sectors.
The Head of State said Azerbaijan as a member of the International Telecommunication Union would successfully take part in all projects of the ITU.
The sides exchanged views on prospects for cooperation between Azerbaijan and the ITU.