Azerbaijan's Communications and Information Technology Minister paid an official visit to Hungary, Azerbaijani Embassy in Hungary reported on November 9.
Ali Abbasov visited the country at the invitation of Hungarian Economic Development Minister Zsuzsanna Németh.
During the two-day visit, Abbasov visited the University of Pannonia in Veszprém, which is specializing in IT.
University Principal Professor Ferenc Friedler gave Abbasov an account of the university's history and its main areas of teaching and research.
At a meeting with the University's administration and faculty deans, Abbasov discussed using the University's experiences and capabilities at the University of Information Technologies in Baku.
Abbasov also spoke to the University's students and teachers, and gave a lecture on "Directions for Global Development of Information and Communication Technologies". After the lecture, the Minister answered the questions raised by University staff.
By the decision of the Scientific Council of the University of Pannonia that praised the merits of the Azerbaijani minister, Ali Abbasov was awarded the University's commemorative medal by Ferenc Friedler.
Abbasov also met Hungarian Minister of Economic Development Zsuzsanna Németh, and the two sides exchanged views on key aspects of bilateral relations and cooperation in the field of information technology.
The sides decided to prepare a report about the main areas of cooperation for the next meeting of the Azerbaijan-Hungary inter-parliamentary economic committee in Baku. Abbasov invited his Hungarian counterpart to the international BakuTel exhibition, held in Baku in early December.
During the visit, Abbasov also visited the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Budapest, which is considered one of the main centers of information technology in Europe. The center's Director General Peter Levai informed the Azerbaijani Minister about the operating principles and possibilities of the think tank.
Hungary recognized Azerbaijan's independence in 1991, and diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in April 1992.
The Azerbaijani-Hungarian relations are at a high level and based on friendship and mutual interests, paving the way for the development of cooperation in economics and other fields.
Azerbaijan and Hungary also have great opportunities for expanding economic cooperation, establishing relations between the players of the securities market, and exchanging experience and knowledge in this sector.