Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend H.Valiyev /
Azerbaijan's initiative for building the East-West information superhighway and the project of Regional Innovation Zone (RIZ) in Azerbaijan were included in the working plan of the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry reported today.
The issue will be discussed during the 14th General Assembly of the COMSTECH Executive Committee to be held Jan.11-13.
The project of constructing the East-West information superhighway and the establishment of the RIZ in the country will be one of the main themes of the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Minister
Ali Abbasov's report. Abbasov will introduce the participants with detailed information about projects and policies, aimed at developing ICT and the industry of science and technology.
The resolution, put forward by Azerbaijan to create super informational East-West, was adopted by the UN within the 66th plenary meeting. The organization expressed support for the project, which aims to eliminate the "informational gap", reduce poverty, increase economic growth and play the role of locomotive for the development of the region. UN urged all regional countries to take the necessary measures for its implementation.
The resolution adopted by the UN is intended to join a total of 20 countries and play an important role in the development of the region. Realization of the project will eliminate the gap between the countries within the Western European and Pacific basins.