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Azerbaijan seeks to use Israel’s experience

7 August 2015 13:24 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan seeks to use Israel’s experience

By Nigar Orujova

Azerbaijan intends to use profound experience of Israel in the sphere of high technologies.

This was said by Ali Abbasov, Azerbaijani Minister of Communications and High Technologies, at a meeting with Israel’s ambassador to Baku Rafael Harpaz, who is completing his diplomatic mission.

Abbasov said that the high-tech industry is one of the most important areas of cooperation between the two countries.

“An agreement concluded by the countries earlier opens up new directions and strengthens the bilateral cooperation in this field,” he said.

Harpaz expressed satisfaction with bilateral cooperation, in which the ICT sector plays an important role.

The diplomat mentioned the participation of Israeli companies in last year's BakuTel-2014 telecommunication exhibition, where Israel was represented by a national pavilion.

Moreover, the support for holding the "Israeli-Azerbaijani start up-forum" will be rendered. The forum will be held this year with the support of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Communications and High Technologies and the Azerbaijani-Israeli Chamber of Commerce.

Azerbaijan with its developing ICT sphere is keen on getting more experience from the countries with well-developed IT sector.

Israel has recently showed its readiness to share its experience with Azerbaijan in the area of cyber security. The Israeli model in cyberspace security strategy is based on experience combined with a unique concept of development.

Israel created a structure Tehila to combat cyber threats in 1997, and in 2002 formed a national information security management.

Moreover, a National Cyber ​​Headquarters, which is responsible for the formation of national security policy in cyberspace, and the development of cooperation between the Israeli and international expert bodies in the field of computer security was established in January 2012.


Nigar Orujova is AzerNews’s staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @o_nigar

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