Turkey to transfer know-how to Azeris
BAKU - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Industry Minister Ergün shakes hands with Azerbaijan’s President Aliyev during his Baku visit on April 27. Both countries want more partnerships. AA photoTurkey and Azerbaijan need to create more partnerships in energy, transportation, defense, Information Technology (IT) and satellite technology fields, the President of Azerbaijan told Turkish Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergün during the latter’s visit to Baku on April 27.
“IT is one of the most important areas of the future. The defense industry now runs on IT. We need to form strong partnerships in the area of satellite technology and industry,” said President Ilham Aliyev, adding that the two countries could also sign an important deal in the energy sector.
Turkey has taken important steps to strengthen its industrial infrastructure, said Ergün. “We are ready to transfer our expertise in the areas of technology and research and development to Azerbaijan,” said Ergün. He offered to share Turkey’s knowledge in the areas of developing organized industrial zones and support of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).
Aliyev said that Azerbaijan would like to partner with Turkey in these two key areas as well, but that they were still only at the beginning of the road.