Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated to the opening of the International Exhibition BakuTel 2006 on 3 October that he attaches great importance to the development of information and communications technology. Azerbaijan should strive at taking the lead in IT technology in the next 5-10 years.
Work done over the past 3 years hint at prosperous priority of this direction. The IT sector has many perspectives both in Azerbaijan and outside its borders and Azerbaijan should apply advanced technology. the President underlined.
The priority direction of the economic development is the diversification and development of the non-oil sector.
In 5-10 years we will have to invest capital received from the economic growth of the Country. There are many areas where investments will be required but the IT sector is the most important. Azerbaijan's success in the IT sphere will have a positive impact, Aliyev stated.
The President stressed there are favorable opportunities for the development of IT in the Country. There is a reasonable investment climate in the Country. Azerbaijan is a leader in the region for per capita investments and international projects, he stated.