President Aliyev receives Russian education minister

By: Nigar Orujova

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev received Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov on November 20.

The head of state said bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Russia successfully developed in overall directions, including in the education field.

President Aliyev stressed the importance of holding the first graduation ceremony at Baku branch of Moscow State University after M.V. Lomonosov as well as the opening of Baku branch of First Moscow State Medical University after I. M. Sechenov in the country.

Emphasizing the significance of defining other forms of cooperation in the field of education, President Aliyev described the fact that Azerbaijani students study at various higher schools of Russia as a good sign of the ties, and stressed the importance of further strengthening the cooperation on this front.

Education was important for both countries in terms of preparing specialists in various fields, the president added.

Minister Livanov expressed gratitude to the head of state for special attention to the development of cooperation between the two countries in the field of education.

Livanov expressed satisfaction with the successful activity of Baku branch of Moscow State University after M.V. Lomonosov and expressed hope that Baku branch of First Moscow State Medical University after I. M. Sechenov would also gain prestige in Azerbaijan and contribute to meeting the demand in professional medical employees.

The minister praised the activity of Darband branch of Azerbaijan University of Economics as an example of bilateral cooperation.

The sides exchanged views on the prospects of the relations between the two countries in the field of education.

About 300 schools that are taught in Russian are functioning in Azerbaijan. Education in the Russian language is also available in the most of the higher educational institutions of the country.

SOURCE: AZER NEWS

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