Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. Azerbaijan’s Minister of Communications and IT Ali Abbasov met with Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier.
Abbasov spoke about the reforms conducted in ICT sector of Azerbaijan, national and regional projects, as well as international projects and activity directions of the State Fund for Development of Information and Communication Technologies.
Expressing congratulations for high-level organization of VII Internet Governance Forum, Meunier thanked the French companies participating in the BakuTel-2012 exhibition. Moreover, touching upon the launching of first artificial satellite of Azerbaijan into the orbit, Meunier said that it would contribute to further cooperation in future: ‘I am sure that French companies will actively partake in launching of low earth orbit communications satellites, as well as in development of space industry in Azerbaijan’.
The meeting made amendments to Agreement between Azerbaijan and France on cooperation in innovation sphere, signed in 2010, in Paris. It is decided to sign it again next year and hold the second French-Azerbaijani ICT forum during that period.