20.11.2015

Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation visits Azerbaijan

On November 20, the delegation headed by Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, visited the Alley of Honors to lay a wreath at the tomb of national leader Heydar Aliyev and to express respect and reverence for the blessed memory of the great leader. Then, the Russian delegation visited the graves of Azerbaijani citizens died for the country's independence and territorial integrity in the Alley of Martyrs.

The purpose of the visit of Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, is to expand relations between the two countries in the field of education and science.

At secondary school No. 23 of Baku, Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic, and Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, met with the directors of secondary schools with Russian as the language of instruction. During the meeting, discussions were held on the teaching process of schools with Russian as the language of instruction in Azerbaijan and the questions of school principals were answered.

During the visit of the Russian delegation, the establishment ceremony of Azerbaijan-Russia Association of Higher Education Institutions was held.

Prior to the ceremony, Fatma Abdullazade, head of Humanitarian Policy Department of the Presidential Administration, Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Education, Akif Alizade, President of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, and Elchin Babayev, Executive Director of the Science Development Fund, met with of Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. During the meeting, they discussed issues related to cooperation between the two countries in the field of education and science.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mikayil Jabbarov spoke about the importance of expanding relations between the two countries in the humanitarian, educational and scientific fields. The Minister said that the relations based the modern challenges would provide the basis for mutual exchange of experience and realization of joint innovative projects.

Mentioning the existence of common historical ties between the two countries, Dmitry Livanov said in his speech that cooperation between higher education institutions generally had a positive impact on the quality of education. The Minister also noted that the newly established Azerbaijan-Russia Association of Higher Education Institutions would be a good platform for interuniversity cooperation.

After listening to the speeches, a Memorandum on establishment of Azerbaijan-Russia Association of Higher Education Institutions was signed by rectors of higher education institutions of the two countries.