ICT co-op with UN Development Program discussed in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 15
A meeting was held between Azerbaijani Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade and UNDP Assistant Administrator, Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS Mirjana Egger, who is on a visit to Baku, Trend reports referring to the ministry.
Among the points of discussion during the meeting were the implementation of start-up projects, technical issues and expert support regarding the backup DATA-center under construction in Azerbaijan’s Yevlakh District, along with plans for creating an Innovation Lab and an Innovation Center. At the same time, views were exchanged on the provision of qualified expert support from the UNDP to the work being done in Azerbaijan in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).
The minister stressed that the relations between the UNDP and Azerbaijan are developing successfully, and added that, as in all spheres, mutual ties are expanding in the field of ICT.
Guluzade spoke about the reforms carried out in Azerbaijan on the development of the ICT sector and the ongoing national and regional projects. The Minister highly appreciated the UN’s support for international projects initiated by Azerbaijan.
In turn, Egger touched upon the importance of successful ICT projects in Azerbaijan and stressed that UNDP intends to further expand areas of cooperation with Azerbaijan.
Afterwards, discussion were held about the prospects for cooperation in the field of ICT, as well as many other issues.