Baku, November 20, AZERTAC
A memorandum has been signed on launching Azerbaijan-Russia Association of Higher Education Institutions as part of the Inter-Universities Forum held in Baku.
Sumgait State University rector Elkhan Huseynov and Rector of Ufa State Oil Technical University Ramil Bakhtizin inked the document.
Rectors and well-known scholars from the leading universities of the two countries, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Dorokhin, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu attended the forum.
The event saw speeches by Azerbaijan`s Minister of Education Mikayil Jabbarov and Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov.
Addressing the event Jabbarov said there was an ancient history between the two countries in every field, including education.
The Azerbaijani Minister said he was confident that the launch of Association would boost close cooperation and experience exchange in education.
Minister Dmitry Livanov, in his speech, stressed that Russia and Azerbaijan are strategic partners in political and economic areas but also in educational and scientific levels as well.
The forum was organized with the support of the Ministries of Education of both countries.