Azeri ICT Minister attends IPMA congress
Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ali Abbasov attended the openning ceremony of the 24th World Congress of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) took place in Istanbul on November 1-3. The visit was realized at the invitation of the Minister of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Turkey, Binali Yildrim.
Founded in 1965, IPMA is an international association which includes over 40,000 members from more than 50 countries worldwide. The basic function of the organization is to provide support to the management of projects of international and regional importance to be implemented and promote its recognition internationally.
Speaking at the event Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasized economic development in the country and growing prestige of Turkey economically in recent years and underlined the important role of large-scale projects implemented in the country. Stressing the importance of the management of large-scale project Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, the Prime Minister gave detailed information about other global and regional projects implemented in the country.
Addressing the openning ceremony Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov gave detaled information to the congress attendees about global and regional projects realized in the country, in particular Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM), Regional Innovation Zone (RIZ) and AzerSpace.
Moreover, as part of the event Ali Abbasov and Binali Yildirim held a bilateral meeting, attended the openning of the exhibition organized by congress participants and saw the stands presented by public and local companies operating in the field of transport and communication in Turkey.
During the visit Ali Abbasov met with the chairman of the IPMA Executive Board, Miles Shepherd and leaders of Turktelekom, Turkcell, Karel and other leading telecommunications and information technologies of Turkey.
Furthermore, within the framework of the visit, showing interest in the reforms carried out recently in Azerbaijan`s information communications sector, implemented projects Turkish TRT Turk TV channel interviewed Minister Ali Abbasov.