Im­pres­sive IT in­no­va­tions put on dis­play at Baku­tel

Azer News - - Front Page - By Narmina Mam­madova

Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, and their daugh­ters Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva at­tended Baku­tel 2018, the 24th Azer­bai­jan In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­fer­ence on Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies, at the Baku Expo Cen­ter on De­cem­ber 4.

Min­is­ter of Trans­port, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and High Tech­nolo­gies Ramin Gu­luzade in­formed Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva of the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed pavil­ions of the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev an­swered ques­tions from Rus­sia-24 chan­nel as he viewed Baku­tel 2018 ex­hi­bi­tion.

Speak­ing of the non-oil sec­tor, Pres­i­dent Aliyev noted that the devel­op­ment of the non-oil sec­tor, in an ef­fort to en­able Azer­bai­jan’s econ­omy to de­velop steadily re­gard­less of the global sit­u­a­tion with oil prices, is the main task, and the gov­ern­ment suc­cess­fully ac­com­plishes with it.

"There­fore, a lot is be­ing done in terms of the devel­op­ment of in­fra­struc­ture projects in or­der to cre­ate good con­di­tions for busi­ness. A lot of projects are con­nected with busi­ness pro­mo­tion, as­sis­tance to the en­trepreneurs. In gen­eral, the in­vest­ment and busi­ness cli­mate in Azer­bai­jan is im­prov­ing. The lat­est data of the World Bank says that Azer­bai­jan, is in 25th place in Do­ing Busi­ness Re­port. Over the year we have ad­vanced by 32 steps, and to­day we are among the lead­ing coun­tries on the pos­si­bil­ity of do­ing busi­ness. There­fore, of course, the sphere that is rep­re­sented here is very im­por­tant from the point of view of busi­ness, and from the point of view of in­no­va­tions, and from the point of view of ed­u­ca­tion. This is an area that is one of our pri­or­i­ties, and it is no co­in­ci­dence that we are al­ready hold­ing the 24th year of such an ex­hi­bi­tion. The num­ber of par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pa­nies is grow­ing from year to year," he said.

The head of state noted that this year there are 230 par­tic­i­pants, al­most more than half are Azer­bai­jani com­pa­nies.

"This sug­gests that we are ready to work in this di­rec­tion in or­der to de­velop the coun­try and cre­ate new jobs, be­cause the oil sec­tor does not cre­ate jobs," he said.

"One must con­stantly strive to cre­ate jobs in line with the level of eco­nomic devel­op­ment, tak­ing into ac­count the de­mo­graphic growth in Azer­bai­jan. We must strive to en­sure that ev­ery newly born ci­ti­zen in 20-30 years will be pro­vided with job," he said.

Speak­ing of tourism devel­op­ment, Pres­i­dent Aliyev noted that Rus­sia is in the first place for the num­ber of tourists com­ing to Azer­bai­jan.

The coun­try has seen growth in tourism over the past two years, which is by 22 per­cent in 2016, and by 20 per­cent in 2017, he said ad­ding that there will be growth this year as well. "Tourists are at­tracted, first of all, by the con­di­tions in which they feel them­selves here. As for the Rus­sians, I think they feel at home. There is no lan­guage bar­rier here, a very good at­ti­tude to­wards them, our com­mon his­tory also plays an im­por­tant role," he said.

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