SOCAR becomes latest IJF partner

Baku, February 11, AZERTAC

President of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev and President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius Vizer met in Budapest to sign an important agreement that makes SOCAR a new IJF Partner for the next four years.

SOCAR is internationally involved in exploring oil and gas fields, producing, processing, and transporting oil, gas, and gas condensate, marketing petroleum and petrochemical products in domestic as well as international markets, and supplying natural gas. Some 23 subdivisions, including three production divisions, one oil refinery and one gas processing plant, a deep water platform fabrication yard and other institutions are operating as corporate entities under SOCAR. The company is represented in Switzerland, Turkey, Romania, Austria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Great Britain, Iran, Germany, Ukraine, Singapore, Vietnam, Nigeria, and other countries.

Mr. Vizer said: “This partnership is very important for the development of judo worldwide and it is an outstanding opportunity for us to sign this new agreement with a top company. Over the years we have already been developing strong partnerships with worldwide known companies. The partnership with SOCAR will help us to develop even further all of our projects, in terms of sport, with the IJF World judo Tour, as well as in terms of education and social projects. With all what has been achieved over the past years in the judo world, we can witness an increase in interest from top companies to be associated with our development and we are very happy about it.”

Mr. Abdullayev said: “Today our commitment to the development of sports is being manifested in this important agreement. SOCAR is distinguished by its sustainable support for football, chess and judo in Azerbaijan and abroad. We view our partnership with the IJF as a vital investment in our future generations. Being a widespread martial arts in Azerbaijan, Judo is nurturing the strength of will and the strength of mind. It teaches us striving for perfection and victory, while preserving our humaneness. That’s where we recognize the foundation of our corporate values, as a company, committed to improve the well-being of our citizens, while contributing to the good of the mankind. And these are the purposes, which our partnership agreement will serve for years to come.”

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