France interested in further development of co-op with Azerbaijan –secretary of state
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 26
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
France is interested in further development of cooperation with Azerbaijan in all spheres, French Secretary of State for European Affairs Harlem Désir said Apr. 26 in Baku at a press conference.
Désir highlighted the two countries' cooperation in the field of education.
It is planned to create Azerbaijani-French University in Azerbaijan in the near future, he said.
Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry and the University of Strasbourg on Apr. 26 signed a memorandum of cooperation on the creation of this university.
"Our relations, including economic ones, are successfully developing in the spheres of energy, transport, education," he said. "We intend to direct the main effort to the development of relations in the sphere of education."
He said that France is also ready to contribute to the intensification of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the EU.
French Lyceum of Baku is a good example of the development of relations between the two countries, Désir said, adding that this project was implemented with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the company SOCAR.
"During the meeting with the minister of education, I presented him a project on creation of the Azerbaijani-French University, which will issue bachelor's and master's diplomas to students," he said.
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