Youth Association of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party held a roundtable discussion with regard to the development concept of Azerbaijan 2020: vision to future.
The main purpose of the event is to create the conditions for the youth to express their ideas about the concept of development, chairman of the Youth Association of the party "Yeni Azerbaijan" (NAP) Seymour Orujov told Trend. He said that opinion of the youth regarding information -communication and social sphere would be discussed and presented in draft form.
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Intigam Babayev said one of the priorities of state policy of Azerbaijan is involvement of the youth in the preparation of various government programs.
The Deputy Minister noted the importance of identifying the potential of the Azerbaijani youth, giving it opportunities, not only in the country but also on international level. Babayev noted that the concept of Azerbaijan 2020: vision to future will touch specific issues, relating to young people.
Secretary General of TurkPA Ramil Hasanov noted that it is important to look into the future through the eyes of young people, to know its opinion on the economic and political issues. Azerbaijan has set a goal to join the developed countries by 2020, and the youth plays a big role in the achievement of the goal.
Sector head of Political analysis and information provision department of President Administration of Azerbaijan Republic Farhad Mammadov said in his speech that the concept of Azerbaijan 2020: vision to future focused on the future development of the country.
Mammadov stressed the importance of staff training for the future development of Azerbaijan. He noted that the primary duty of political parties - is to be a bridge between society and state, and the Youth Association of NAP copes with this task very successfully. He also noted that the State has adopted specific youth programs.
The executive director of the Youth Fund under the Youth and Sports Ministry, Farhad Hajiyev, said that the Fund was established to support initiatives of Azerbaijani youths. He called on the youths to present their proposals to the Youth and Sports Ministry.
MP Malahat Ibrahimova noted that advanced documents on Azerbaijani youths were adopted.Development Concept of Azerbaijan 2020: vision to future and the state program "Youth of Azerbaijan in 2011-2015" complement each other. According to the MP, YAP Youth Association participates in the implementation of large-scale government projects.