Top official: Evident progress observed in Azerbaijan’s development
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.7
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Currently, an evident progress is observed in Azerbaijan’s social, political and economic spheres and this progress was achieved in the country’s development process, Novruz Mammadov, deputy head of Azerbaijani presidential administration, chief of the administration's foreign relations department, said Oct.7.
He made the remarks during the “Azerbaijan’s role on global and regional arena: Realities and Prospects” conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence.
Azerbaijan presents its own development model to the world, said the top official, adding that international organizations also praise the country’s development.
“Currently, Azerbaijan is moving on the path of turning the “black gold” into human capital,” he said.
The top official emphasized the increasing investments in education and modern technologies, as well as the steps taken for diversification of economy.
He pointed out that Azerbaijan has launched its satellite into orbit.
Further, the top official said that Azerbaijan pursues domestic and foreign policy based on national interests.
“As President Ilham Aliyev pointed out, Azerbaijan is among few countries that are members of both the Council of Europe and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,” he said.
“Azerbaijan’s temporary presidency of the UN Security Council was an important event. This trust in Azerbaijan showed that the country enjoys respect both in the region and on the international arena for its policy,” said Mammadov.
Although Azerbaijan is not a big country, it actively participates in the international anti-terrorism coalitions for ensuring peace and stability in the whole world, added the top official.