“Since the topic of today’s summit is about science and technology, I would like to highlight that strengthening the scientific and technological potential of the country is among our top priorities,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said speaking in a video format at the Second Summit on Science and Technology of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held June 16, Report informs referring to AzerTag.
“Azerbaijan is a member of the international space club. Today, we have 3 satellites – 2 for telecommunication and one earth observation satellite. Azerbaijan was selected to host International Astronautical Congress to be held in 2023. It is a sign of recognition of Azerbaijan’s achievements in this sphere by the international space community,” he said.
“Recently, I identified five national priorities on socio-economic development for the next decade of Azerbaijan, one of which envisages creating competitive human capital and space for modern innovations. The Government takes tangible steps for the development of innovation and startups ecosystem. Azerbaijan signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum to establish Azerbaijan Affiliate of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network,” Ilham Aliyev noted.
“I have declared all the liberated territories of Azerbaijan as a green energy zone. We will use the most advanced and innovative technologies in the restoration and reconstruction of liberated territories. The “smart-city” and “smart-village” concept will be applied. We would like to see companies from brotherly OIC countries participate in the reconstruction process of the liberated territories,” he added.