As was informed earlier, delegation of the Ministry of Communications of UAE came to Azerbaijan on a 3-day visit on the invitation of the Ministry of Transport of Azerbaijan. On July 8, Minister of Transport of Azerbaijan Ziya Mammadov met with the UAE delegation headed by Minister of Communications Ahmad ben Humaid at-Tayer. Minister Ziya Mammadov highly appreciated the visit of the UAE delegation, stressed the importance of air communications between the two countries, cooperation in international transportation. Mr. Ahmad ben Humaid at-Tayer stressed the importance of the projects connected with the expansion of ties with the transport infrastructure of Azerbaijan. Intergovernmental agreement on creation of air communications was signed between the Ministry of Transport of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Communications of the United Arab Emirates. The document was signed by Minister of Transport Ziya Mammadov from the Azerbaijani side and Minister of Communications Humaid at-Tayer from the UAE side. Then the ministers responded the journalists’ questions. * * *Minister of Communications of Azerbaijan Nadir Ahmadov met the Minister of Communications of UAE Ahmad ben Humaid at-Tayer on July 9. Warmly greeting the guests, Minister Nadir Ahmadov, noting success achieved in Azerbaijan in the field of communications, informed that by 2006, telephone communication in Azerbaijan would be electronic and Azerbaijan has 37 direct channels with the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Ahmad ben Humaid at-Tayer stressed that the accomplishments achieved by Azerbaijan during a short period impressed him like a miracle. The guest also informed that they wanted to submit three draft agreements and noted that these agreements would be beneficial for both countries.
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