EURAS President conducts master class at BHOS

Mustafa Aydin, President of the Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS), Founder and Rector of Istanbul Aydin University, held a master class at the Baku Higher Oil School of SOCAR (BHOS). The event titled 'Modern Leadership in Higher Education' was attended by BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov, social and political activist Hasan Hasanov, and representatives of several higher education institutions in the country. Rector Elmar Gasimov opened the event with a keynote speech. He talked about the relevance of the topic, emphasizing the importance of studying modern methods in this field. According to him, our rich traditions and mental values, as well as our modernity, play an important role in shaping the youth as worthy citizens and personalities. Then, Mustafa Aydin talked about the main characteristics of leadership, the role of education in the development and formation of personality, and the importance of moral values. He shared his experiences with the participants of the master class. In conclusion, famous po litical and state figure Hasan Hasanov made a speech in which he emphasized the importance of the event and wished success to those gathered. Mustafa Aydin then answered questions from the participants of the event. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Turkish fighter jet KAAN successfully conducts 2nd test flight

Turkish homegrown fighter jet KAAN on Monday successfully conducted its second successful test flight, Anadolu Agency reports citing the head of the nation's Defense Industry Agency. 'Our national combat aircraft, which successfully made its first flight on Feb. 21, took off from the runway at 08.46 this morning, remained in the air for 14 minutes, and reached an altitude of 10,000 feet,' Haluk Gorgun, the agency head, said on X. Gorgun expressed his gratitude for witnessing this 'historic moment.' 'I wholeheartedly congratulate all our companies, employees, and institutional personnel who contributed to the project, especially our Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) engineers, pilots and technical team,' he said, adding that they are taking firm steps towards mass production. Praising the efforts of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for achieving such a success together with the country, he said Turkish skies are in 'safe hands' with local and national technologies. KAAN, the first fifth-generation fighter jet manufactured domestically, aims to replace the Turkish army's aging fleet. Before its maiden flight, tests were carried out on KAAN's launch seat tests, control surfaces, landing gear, avionic systems, fuel, engine start-up, and taxiing. KAAN will be capable of air-to-air combat with next-generation weapons and precision strikes from internal weapon mounts at supersonic speed, and will provide increased combat power with AI and neural network support. The latest development makes Trkiye one of the few countries to own this technology. The aircraft, for which the project began in 2016, was rolled out in March 2023. Last year, it left the hangar for the first time, and last May, the name of the aircraft was announced by Erdogan. It is part of Trkiye's continuing efforts to shift most of its defense vehicles, weapons, and supplies from foreign sources to domestic ones. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Foreign Ministry discloses date of meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs in Almaty

Spokesperson for Azerbaijan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aykhan Hajizada announced Monday the exact date of the upcoming meeting between Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan scheduled to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 'In accordance with previously reached agreements, negotiations between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will be held in Almaty on 10 May 2024,' Hajizada wrote on X. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijan, OSCE discuss bilateral cooperation

Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov had a telephone conversation Monday with Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Malta, OSCE Chair-in-Office Ian Borg. During the telephone conversation, the discussions revolved around the issues on the OSCE agenda, as well as the regional situation. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov highlighted the key areas of the Azerbaijan-OSCE bilateral cooperation agenda and the country's position on the current challenges facing the OSCE. FM Bayramov provided an insight into the current post-conflict situation in the region, the Azerbaijan-Armenia normalization process, as well as the country's approach to the issues. The sides also discussed prospects for cooperation with the OSCE and its current chairmanship within the framework of the Baku-hosted 29th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP29) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. During the conversation, the two also exchanged views on other bilateral and regiona l issues of mutual interest. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijani FM meets with his Pakistani counterpart in Gambia

Jeyhun Bayramov, Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Pakistan's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar during his working visit to Gambia. During the meeting, the sides hailed the dynamics of partnership between Azerbaijan and Pakistan, adding that the high-level reciprocal visits and contacts of the state and government representatives had given special impetus to the development of these ties. The two emphasized that there was a great potential for the development of bilateral economic and trade relations within the framework of the Azerbaijani-Pakistani strategic partnership. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov underscored that Azerbaijan attaches importance to mutually beneficial cooperation and support with Pakistan within the international organizations and multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. FM Bayramov underlined that Azerbaijan's hosting COP29 would create additional opportunities for Azerbaijani-Pakistani partnership in the field of green energy. The parties also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

President Ilham Aliyev signs law on elimination of visa requirements between Azerbaijan and Albania

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has inked a law on approving the 'Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania on the mutual elimination of the visa requirements for persons holding regular international passports'. The relevant agreement was signed on March 1, 2024 in Baku. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijan, Bangladesh discuss cooperation

As part of his working visit to Gambia, Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jeyhun Bayramov, met with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Hasan Mahmud. During the meeting, the ministers noted that high-level reciprocal visits, political dialogue, and inter-institutional contacts play a key role in promoting cooperation. They emphasized the importance of strengthening both bilateral and multilateral partnerships to address existing threats and challenges in the modern world. Highlighting cooperation in international organizations, the two expressed confidence for furthering partnership across all domains, including economic, humanitarian, and social areas. The top diplomats also discussed opportunities for cooperation in the fields of transport, healthcare, science, education, and culture. Minister Jeyhun Bayramov noted that Azerbaijan's hosting the COP29 created favorable opportunity for new cooperation areas. They also exchanged views on other issues of mutual concern. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agen cy

Slovak Prime Minister arrives in Azerbaijan for official visit

Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Robert Fico arrived in Azerbaijan for an official visit. A guard of honor was lined up for the Slovak Premier at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport decorated with the national flags of the two countries. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was welcomed by Azerbaijan's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Fariz Rzayev and other officials. Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency