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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.2
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan has become a leader among the countries of the region for the development of space technologies, the country's first deputy minister and acting minister of communications and high technologies Ramin Guluzade said Dec.2.
He made the remarks during the opening ceremony of the BakuTel 2015 - International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference.
"Information and communication technologies (ICT) sphere of Azerbaijan, which is one of the leading countries for the economic development rate, carries great responsibility," said Guluzade.
He pointed out that ICT has been named as a priority sphere by Azerbaijan's president.
The acting minister noted that Azerbaijan is known as a leader in the region for its latest achievements and development of the ICT sphere, adding that comprehensive reforms are carried out in the country.
Further, he said that the traditional BakuTel exhibition and conference has turned into an important international event in ICT sphere.
Guluzade added that over 21 years, the exhibition has become a platform to exchange experience, show the new opportunities and to ensure large-scale cooperation.
Over these years, the participants of the exhibition have witnessed enhancing economic opportunities and scientific and technological achievements, he said.
The acting minister expressed confidence that the Bakutel-2015 exhibition will be held at a high level and will give a new impetus to the development of the ICT sphere in the region.