May 14, Fineko/abc.az. On 11 May 2018, Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, Mr. Elmir
Valizadeh attended the next meeting of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Working
Group of the German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan).
The main focus of meeting was the discussion of “The Strategic Roadmap for the Development of
Telecommunication and Information Technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan” published in December
2016. The discussions also emphasised the importance of ICT infrastructure for the digital economy and
further enhancement of ICT efficiency in the public sector.
The event was opened with the welcoming addresses of Mr. Farid Isayev, Deputy Chairman of AHK
Azerbaijan, and Mrs. Theresa Schönfeld, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy in Baku. These
were followed by a brief introduction of Mr. Rufat Hajialibayov, Chairman of the ICT Working Group of
AHK Azerbaijan, about the activities of the Working Group and the principal topic of the meeting.
The honorary guest speaker of the meeting Mr. Valizadeh shared his insights about the ICT policy of
Azerbaijan and briefly discussed the ongoing action plans based on the Strategic Roadmap. He,
moreover, underlined the importance of 5G Technology in the rapidly advancing world of technology.
In the Q&A session of the meeting, Deputy Minister responded to the enquiries of the senior company
representatives and encouraged the participants of the meeting to provide their suggestions on the
discussed topics and on the opportunities to improve the implementation of the ICT strategy in