Azerbaijan, Turkey to establish first Hi-Tech Park in Karabakh
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.2
The Innovation Agency under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies has signed a memorandum on joint activities with the Turkish Technopark GOSB (Gebze Organized Industrial Zone), a source in the agency told Trend on Dec.2.
According to the agency, joint seminars, trainings, and conferences will be regularly organized, and most importantly, a joint High-Tech Park will be established in Karabakh. It’s planned to conduct advanced ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ researches, as well as the production of high-tech devices in the park. A special platform will be created for the communication of young people and ICT specialists with each other, exchange of experience, and implementation of new ideas.
"In order to increase the level of technical knowledge and training of young specialists in Azerbaijan, it is planned to regularly implement acceleration programs, technology transfer programs, exchange of knowledge and experience," the agency said.
‘GOSB’ is located in the Marmara region, one of the largest industrial regions of Turkey, and supports about 130 technology companies.
Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.
A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.
Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.