Deputy minister: Russian language is part of mentality of Azerbaijani people
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 9 /Trend, M.Aliyev /
Russian language is part of the mentality of the Azerbaijani people, said deputy education minister of Azerbaijan Irada Huseynova.
"Russian-language education and Russian language function at every Azerbaijani university," Huseynova said the Sixth International Forum "Dialogue of languages and cultures of the CIS and SCO in the 21st century" in Baku Tuesday.
"Today, Azerbaijan continues to develop rapidly. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pays special attention to educational, humanitarian cooperation. The funds allocated from the state budget to education increases each year," said Huseynov.
She said Azerbaijan supports the initiative of Russian universities to study Azerbaijani language. So, the Azerbaijan center was opened at the Moscow State Linguistic University, she said.
The Forum is organized by Moscow State Linguistic University on the basis of Baku Slavic University (BSU) with the support of the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation.
The Forum focuses on the 20th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States and and takes place in the form of plenary and session meetings.
It is attended by prominent political figures, representatives of state and executive authorities, ministries and agencies, academia, parliamentarians, university rectors, leading scientists of the CIS countries.