Azerbaijan and Israel develop cooperation in ICT
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 4 / Trend , H.Valiyev/
Azerbaijani Minister of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT), Ali Abbasov, has met the newly appointed Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Michael Lavon-Lotem, the MCIT reported.
The meeting focused on discussing the further development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Israel in the field of information technology, as well as strengthening ties between the business communities, the ministry said.
The Minister informed the guest about the activities carried out in the field of communication and information technology in Azerbaijan.
Exports dominate in Israel, amounting to 70 percent, Lavon-Lotem said. The country has managed to create a strong software industry, which handles billions of dollars annually; a strong IT-specialists' bank on a world level has been established. Israel is willing to share her experiences, which will be used to the full to develop the scientific, intellectual and industrial potential of Azerbaijan.
The Israeli experience shows that stimulating IT development requires priority development in fields with a high export potential, as well as attracting the world's leading manufacturers in the IT sector to place their research and manufacturing centers in the country.
According to the World Economic Forum's rating, published this year, Israel ranked fifth for the number of registered patents, tenth for the number of its cellular subscribers, twenty-fourth for the number of landline telephone subscribers and nineteenth for the number of broadband Internet users.
During the meeting, the parties also discussed the Israeli delegation's participation in the Conference on ICT, which will take place as part of the international exhibition on telecommunications and information technologies "Bakutel-2009".