US specialists visit Baku under grant agreement between USTDA, Communications Ministry
The US specialists paid a fact finding visit to Baku with respect to a grant of the USTDA (United States Trade and Development Agency). The mission comprised of representatives from Strategic Policy Research Inc will stay in Azerbaijan by 10 December, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies told Trend.
The USTDA and the Communications Ministry signed a $735,000 grant agreement in January 2005.The document was undersigned by Ali Abbasov, the Minister for Communications and Information Technologies, and Jason Highland, charge dвЂ™affaires of the US embassy in Baku.
The agreement, which is to end in July 2006, stipulate ,deliver of technical assistance in the strategic and organizational restructuring of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies.
The agreement includes delivery of consultation services in connection with the transference of the technologies, restructuring and organization management, assistance for the improvement of personnel of the Communications Ministry in the sphere of advanced practice in the information and communications technologies sector, as well as aid to definition and outlining of the terms of establishment of new institutional relationships for improvement of national procedures in policy formation.
The agency will carry out major work with the Legal and Financial Departments of the Ministry, the same source announced.