Ilham Aliyev meets delegation led by Qatar’s minister (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Minister of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al-Hammadi Feb. 20.
The president pointed out the close partnership between Azerbaijan and Qatar, saying it is important that the relations cover as many areas as possible.
President Aliyev underlined the significance of his recent meeting with Qatar`s foreign minister, his own planned visit to Qatar, as well as the visit of the Qatari minister of education and higher education to Baku.
The president noted that reciprocal visits are a good sign of partnership between the two countries.
President Aliyev emphasized the significance of education to future generations, saying it plays a vital role in developing Azerbaijan-Qatar ties.
The president said education is one of the key priority areas both in Azerbaijan and Qatar. The president highlighted the importance of studying practical aspects of partnership in the field of education, expressing his confidence that it will contribute to the elaboration of a long-term cooperation program.
The president said that during the official visit of Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Azerbaijan it was decided to set up Azerbaijan-Qatar Joint Economic, Trade and Technical Commission, expressing his hope that apart from economic issues, this commission will focus on all areas of the bilateral cooperation.
Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al-Hammadi said they are looking forward to President Aliyev`s visit to Qatar. Saying that Qatari and Azerbaijani educational authorities conduct meetings and fruitful discussions, the minister expressed his hope that the two countries will establish solid cooperation in the field of education.
Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al-Hammadi said both Azerbaijan and Qatar are moving forward on the path of development. He highlighted huge projects implemented under the patronage of the Emir of the State of Qatar.
Qatar’s education and higher education minister described Azerbaijan as a very beautiful country, saying it has made great strides thanks to efforts of President Aliyev.