Baku, April 25, AZERTAC
Opening ceremony of the SOCAR International Caspian and Central Asia Downstream Conference - Trading, Logistics, Refining, Petrochemicals, the event dedicated to 93rd anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev jointly organized by Baku Higher Oil School and Confidence Capital, UK with SOCAR’s support, was held in Baku. Government officials, public figures, top managers of SOCAR, parliament members, company representatives from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Georgia, as well as experts invited from various countries took part in the conference.
Before the official part of the ceremony, the participants paid tribute to the memorial of national leader Heydar Aliyev at the Alley of Honor.
Elmar Gasimov, rector of Baku Higher Oil School underlined that the conference was dedicated to the 93rd anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev and was a demonstration of the profound reverence to the personality and effective professional services of the national leader, the founder of modern Azerbaijan and the oil strategy, now successfully pursued by President Ilham Aliyev. He also said that the goal for organizing the conference was to promote the achievements made in the national oil strategy, as well as to focus the experts on the recent development of Azerbaijan in the areas to be tackled during the event, while facilitating development of relations among the participants representing various regions and ensure information exchange between SOCAR and international partners.
SOCAR Senior Vice President and Chair of the Conference Programme Committee Khoshbext Yusifzade talked about Heydar Aliyev’s merits directed to the oil industry development and wished all participants success.
Azerbaijan`s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev, chair of the State Statistics Committee Tahir Budagov, Chairman of Azerikimya Manufacturing Union Observation Council, MP Mukhtar Babayev and rector of Azerbaijan State University of Economics Adalet Muradov talked about the significance of the above conference.
70 specialists from 19 countries of the world arrived in Baku to join the Conference. Some 23 specialists and experts will represent Azerbaijan. In total, there are 150 participants from host country. International conference will last for 3 days during which 9 sessions on various topics will be held. The event participants will have the opportunity to visit SOCAR’s production sites.