Communications and High Technologies Minister Ali Abbasov made working visit to Argentina
Minister of Communications and High Technologies Ali Abbasov was on a working visit to Argentina.
During the visit, the Minister met with the Minister of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services of Argentina. During the meeting it was noted that the Argentine companies operating in the satellite industry and nuclear technology are interested in investing in the Azerbaijani market.
The two countries also reached agreement to organize the first Azerbaijan-Argentina High Technologies Forum as part of Bakutel exhibition, which will be held from 2 to 5 December of current year. A framework agreement on the use of outer space for peaceful purposes between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Argentina was signed at the meeting.
Then Ali Abbasov met with the Executive Director of INVAP, Argentina’s leading high technology company, which presented its strategy of action in Azerbaijan.
Minister Ali Abbasov also met with the President of the National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CONEA). Information was provided on the development of nuclear and atomic technologies for peaceful purposes, and the company held the presentation of promising programs.
The presentation was held in the ground control center of Argentine government-owned telecommunications corporation ARSAT, located in Buenos Aires and also information was provided on the activities and future plans of the company. The company’s management expressed interest in building cooperation with Azercosmos OJSC and joint sale of satellite capacity on a commercial basis.
Then Minister Ali Abbasov held a bilateral meeting with Argentina’s Minister for Science, Technology and Productive Innovation.
Argentine Minister said that his visit to Azerbaijan in 2013 made a great impression on him, praised the declaration of ICT priority area in the country. The Minister said Argentina was interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan in manufacturing of knowledge-based economic products.
Taking into account that a special importance is attached to high technologies in Azerbaijan, the Argentine Minister also proposed launching joint high technology enterprises in the future and it was supported. Thus, consultations were held in this direction with groups of entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan and in Argentina, and it was decided to prepare appropriate proposals.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Argentina Mammad Ahmadzadeh also attended the meetings and consultations held during the visit.