Minister of Digital Development and Transport Rashad Nabiyev held a number of bilateral meetings during his working visit to Israel. During the visit, an agreement on air transport was signed between the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety of Israel.
This agreement will facilitate mutual visits of citizens of Azerbaijan and Israel and will have a positive impact on the development of tourism and cultural ties between the two countries.
Israeli Minister of Transport and Road Safety Mrs. Merav Michaeli expressed satisfaction with the growing relationship between the two countries and praised the agreement on air transport. During the meeting there was an exchange of views on transport cooperation between Israel and Azerbaijan.
At the same time, during the visit, a meeting was held with Minister of Tourism of Israel, co-chair of the Israeli-Azerbaijani Joint Intergovernmental Commission, Konstantin Yoel Razvozov. At the meeting, Minister Rashad Nabiyev noted that there are potential opportunities for cooperation in the field of tourism and highly appreciated the activities of the Azerbaijan Trade and Tourism Representative Office, opened in Israel last year. Speaking about the large-scale projects in the fields of transport and logistics in the territories liberated from the Armenian occupation, the opening of the Zangezur corridor, the Minister also touched upon the tourism opportunities of the Karabakh region.
Konstantin Yoel Razvozov said that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Azerbaijan. According to him, cooperation and strategic partnership with Azerbaijan have reached a new level over the past two years. Today, the areas of cooperation include such important areas as security, agriculture, energy, water supply, healthcare, as well as tourism. The Israeli Tourism Minister stressed the need for more active development of partnership in all spheres.
During the visit, an agreement was signed between the Electronic Security Service under the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport and the well-known Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion). The Azerbaijan Cyber Security Center, to be established under the agreement, will train more than 1,000 professional specialists over the next three years. Trainings under the program will be conducted in Baku by the teaching staff of Technion Technology University. One of the main advantages of the Azerbaijan Cyber Security Center is the training of local trainers along with cyber security specialists.
Minister Rashad Nabiyev also met with CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority Dror Bin. At the meeting, discussions were held in the areas of Government cloud, Electronic government, and the Israeli side shared its experience in this area.
At the meeting with Director of the Israel Space Agency Uri Oron, they discussed the broadcasting support provided to Israeli companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region within the framework of cooperation with Azercosmos. The meeting discussed the prospects for cooperation with Israel’s space science industry and scientific research centers.
Israeli agencies and companies have been invited to actively participate in the International Astronautical Congress to be held in Baku in 2023.