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Today, with joint initiative of the Embassy of the Republic of
Pakistan and Azerbaijan Technical University the 6th International
Conference of Developing Entrepreneurs 2022 (CODE International –
6) held at the Azerbaijan Technical University.
Azernews reports that at the ceremony was
attended by rector of Azerbaijan Technical University Dr.Vilayat
Valiyev, deputy head of Pakistani embassy in Baku Mr.Moazzam Ali
Sahito, the President of PAKAZCHAM Mr.Khurram Javaid Bhatti,
professors, teachers and students of the university, as well as
others guests and professors from both Turkiye and Pakistan.
Azerbaijan Technical University rector Dr.Vilayat Valiyev first
started the event with his welcoming speech. He greeted those who
came to the event and emphasized the importance of the relations
between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. Dr Vilayat Valiyev also underlined
the efforts made to organize the event. Finally, he thanked
everyone who contributed and participated at the conference.
Then the President of PAKAZCHAM- Mr.Khurram Javaid Bhatti
welcomed the professors, representatives of the embassy, students
and guests from Turkiye and Pakistan who took part in the event.
Later, the blessed memory of the martyrs was honored with a minute
of silence. The professor emphasized that the country's economy is
an important factor. Expressing gratitude to the educational
institutions that paid attention to this topic, he spoke about the
mutual economic relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. Then he
told that since its independence in 1991, Azerbaijan has developed
economic and trade relations with more than 150 countries. It has
signed cumulatively over fifty bilateral agreements for the
promotion and protection of foreign investment and avoidance of
“Azerbaijan is ranked 34th out of 190 countries in the global
ease of doing business index”- The President of PAKAZCHAM said.
According to him, Azerbaijan's focus on ICT and Education
Information/Communications Technology is one of the 4th target
sectors for economic diversification and the 2nd largest target for
foreign investment after the oil and gas industry. Besides, he
pointed the advantage that the government of Azerbaijan has
established several technological parks throughout the country that
has also offered tax breaks and exemptions for companies.
Mr.Khurram Javaid Bhatti said that Azerbaijan has been actively
developing its satellite services to build its regional commercial
telecommunications capacity. Azercosmos, Azerbaijan's Space Agency,
successfully obtained and launched US produced telecommunications
satellites in 2013 and 2018.
"Azerbaijan has 50 plus state of the art public and private
universities providing majors in various fields. A total of over
10,000 students study abroad every year under various state and
private programs," Bhatti said.
Then deputy head of Pakistani embassy in Baku Mr.Moazzam Ali
Sahito greeted the participants of the event. He expressed his
gratitude to the Azerbaijan Technical University for organizing the
event and stressed that the organization of the conference is of
great importance for both Azerbaijan and Pakistan.
“As you know, Azerbaijan and Pakistan have very good relations
in the political, defense and education spheres. Visiting many
educational institutions in Azerbaijan, I noticed how
enthusiastically and energetically students approached the fields
of technology and tried to develop in this area. I met many
students who were learning English, and many other languages. I
want to note that in Pakistan, English is considered a second
language. In Pakistan, English is spoken at the educational
institutions by teaches and students and it is spoken almost
everywhere. Therefore, it will be very easy for Azerbaijani
students visiting Pakistan and getting acquainted there with
people," he told.
The Ambassador also stressed the importance of bilateral
trainings for students. In conclusion, he thanked the guests who
took part at the conference as well as organizers of the event.
The conference was concluded with very important remarks of
Mr.Irfan Maqsood telling about the future cooperation and exchange
of knowledge among students of Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
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