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Azerbaijan Enhances Relations with U.S. in Communications and ICT Fields
Source: news.az
Source Date: Saturday, September 07, 2013
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Azerbaijan
Created: Sep 10, 2013

Azerbaijani Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov visited New York, the United States on September 3-5.

The Ministry told “APA-Economics” that the Minister's visit to the United States was marked by significant events.

Minister Ali Abbasov addressed to the 98th plenary meeting held within the 67th session of the UN General Assembly on September 4. Azerbaijan’s role in the UN projects and further initiatives were discussed in bilateral meetings with UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark.

The Minister and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda discussed the enhancement of relations in communications and ICT fields between Azerbaijan and the US.

The minister had bilateral business meetings with Vice-President of ITT Exelis, retired Major General Merser and President of Futron Corporation Shakil Qureshi.

Azerbaijani night was organized at "UN Plaza Hotel" on the initiative of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies on September 4. Representatives of diplomatic corps accredited to the United Nations, Azerbaijani and local Diasporas attended the event. Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN Agshin Mehdiyev addressed to the event and meetings.

The draft resolution on the establishment of Eurasian Communications Alliance put up for discussion in the UN General Assembly on the joint initiative of Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies and Foreign Affairs was unanimously adopted by all United Nations member states. Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN Agshin Mehdiyev presented the draft resolution to the members of the assembly. General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo made speeches and supported the initiative of Azerbaijan during the discussion of the resolution.
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