CEO of GEANT Erik Huizer made a speech at the closing ceremony of “5th Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference.” He pointed out that important scientific reports from state, scientific and educational institutions of different countries were presented and effective discussions were held at the event.
At the end of the conference, E.Huizer voiced his recommendations in the direction of the development of Azerbaijani science and education, as well as its integration into the European environment, creating a research and education network using the experience of AzScienceNet, investing in that network throughout the country, using not only the network, but also other services of GEANT. He pointed out that it is extremely important to provide funding at the national level in order to become a full member of this organization. He added that Azerbaijani science and education will be able to achieve more important achievements by benefiting from the international scientific community through the GEANT network.
During his speech, E. Huizer expressed his deep gratitude to Vice-President of ANAS, General Director of the Institute of Information Technology, Academician Rasim Aliguliyev, Head of AzScienceNet Network Management Center, PhD in technical sciences Babek Nabiyev, as well as other institute employees and relevant persons, for organizing the conference at a high level. He stated: “I highly appreciate everyone's contribution to the 5th Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference and their help in organizing this event. I can say with confidence that the Institute of Information Technology has adequately coped with this prestigious event.”
After the conference, CEO of GEANT emphasized that he is hopeful that serious successes will be achieved in the direction of establishing stable scientific cooperation relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union, and that integration between different spheres of activity will deepen.