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26 January 2008 [10:14] - Today.Az
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held a number of meetings in Davos, Switzerland.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received Chief Research and Strategy Officer of Microsoft Craig Mundie.
Ilham Aliyev and Craig Mundie discussed an agreement on strategic partnership the Azerbaijani government and Microsoft will sign this summer.
The agreement provides for taking measures towards strengthening the protection of intellectual property in Azerbaijan and Microsoft`s implementing investment projects in the country.
Craig Mundie said Microsoft plans to establish an electronic information center in Azerbaijan.
Ilham Aliyev and Craig Mundie exchanged views on Microsoft`s plans to assist Azerbaijan in becoming a regional transit information center.
President Ilham Aliyev stated that Azerbaijan places particular emphasis on boosting non-oil sector and said the development of information and communication technologies is the highest priority.
President Ilham Aliyev received Citigroup Chairman Win Bishoff. They exchanged views on cooperation, development of Azerbaijani economy, regional cooperation and other issues.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met with Prince Andrew, Duke of York today.
Ilham Aliyev and Prince Andrew stressed long-standing successful cooperation between the two countries, especially in economic and energy sectors.
They also expressed confidence that relations will be expanded between Azerbaijan and Great Britain in other sectors.
The Azerbaijani President also met with chairman of Global Hyatt Corporation Thomas Pritzker and they exchanged views on the ongoing processes in economic sector of Azerbaijan, various fields of economics, as well as progresses achieved in service sector, present and further plans.
Azerbaijani President met with John Hutton, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Mr. Hutton saying that he attentively follows economic development of our country, ongoing processes in Azerbaijan stressed necessity of expanding cooperation in economic sphere.
They stressed that there are good perspectives in Azerbaijan for the achievement of new opportunities in oil-gas, energy sector, cooperation chances in non-oil sector, investment of capital.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also received head of Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications Moritz Leuenberger of the Swiss Confederation.
Development of relations between Azerbaijan and Switzerland, the role of our country in the ensurance of energy security of Europe was debated in the meeting.
Switzerland highly appreciated position of Azerbaijan in this sphere, achievements of our country in transport, communication, environment and energy, stated that projects directed to it is necessary for the future of Europe.
Azerbaijani President also met with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Jean Lemierre.