Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

Azerbaijan institutes scholarships for citizens of Non-Aligned Movement member states

Baku, January 10, AZERTAC

President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to set up scholarships for citizens of Non-Aligned Movement member states who want to study at Azerbaijani higher education institutions.

Under the order, scholarships will be available for citizens of Non-Aligned Movement member states to pursue undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, basic medical and medical residency degrees.

The five year program will see allocation of a total of 100 scholarships (20 scholarships per year).

Scholarships will cover students` tuition fees, visa, registration, accommodation, daily meal expenses, transportation (excluding taxi), utility bills, any required course resources, insurance and a return ticket once a year at the expense of the Azerbaijani government.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijan institutes scholarships for citizens of Non-Aligned Movement member states

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Three “ASAN xidmət” centers will go into service this year

Baku, January 11, AZERTAC

“Three “ASAN xidmət” centers will open this year in Mingachevir, Imishli and Shaki cities. This will bring the total number of “ASAN xidmət” centers to 15,” said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he chaired a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The head of state said he gave instructions to build “ASAN xidmət” centers in five cities. “They will probably be inaugurated in 2019. So in a year we will have 20 “ASAN xidmət” centers.”

The President said “ASAN xidmət” centers have received about 20 million requests so far, adding that the project marked a breakthrough in the public service sector.

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Famous Culture Trip magazine highlights Azerbaijan’s tourism potential

Baku, January 10, AZERTAC

The famous Culture Trip digital magazine has published an article on tourism potential of Azerbaijan, highlighting its most popular sights and destinations.

Author of the article, headlined “11 amazing reasons to visit Azerbaijan”, Sam Bedford praises Azerbaijan`s favorable geographical location, emphasizing that “there are quite nice places here that can attract tourists”. He hails the government’s recent step of introducing an ASAN Visa, which made it faster, easier and cheaper for tourists to visit Azerbaijan and says that after oil prices fell, the country suddenly became a very affordable destination.

The author highlights the must-visit Baku attractions, which include the capital’s heart with Maiden Tower, Baku’s modern Flame Towers and Ateshgah – a fire temple in the Baku suburbs.

Bedford praises the mixed bag of ancient and modern buildings, as well as their architectural beauty, describing it as main attractions of Baku city, especially when it lights up at night.

“Baku Boulevard hugs the Caspian Sea with an amusement park, bars and cafés along with a cacti garden, Mini-Venice, and the Baku Eye. Beginning at National Flag Square and ending at Freedom Square, this is the best spot for views of the Flame Towers and a relaxing stroll along the coast,” the article says.

The author, in his articles “How to spend 24 hours in Azerbaijan”, “A two-week travel itinerary to Azerbaijan”, the best tours to Azerbaijan”, “20 must-visit attractions in Baku”, “5 amazing beaches within reach of Baku” highlights the Baku’s UNESCO-listed fortified old town – Icheri Sheher, the Palace of the Shirvan Shahs, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, as well as Nizami Street which is famous as the main shopping district of the city.

Bedford draws an amazing comparison between the Italian City of Canals and Baku’s mini-Venice, a small area on Baku boulevard which is a top Baku attraction for a romantic evening and where locals and tourists ride the Azerbaijani version of gondolas through the artificial canal system first opened in the 1960s.

“Russian is the second widely used language and speaking a few words will go a long way when travelling in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.”

The Culture Trip author, in his article, headlined “21 essential phrases you will need in Azerbaijan” offers a list of advisable words one need to know visiting Baku, including their translations in English.

Bedford also draws the tourist’s attention to the music culture of Azerbaijan giving brief information about the Eurovision Song Contest which put Azerbaijan on the map with their win in 2011.

AZERTAG.AZ :Famous Culture Trip magazine highlights Azerbaijan’s tourism potential

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Azerbaijani President: The launch of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is an event of profound importance not only to our country, but also to the region and to the whole world

Baku, January 10, AZERTAC

“The launch of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is an event of profound importance not only to our country, but also to the region and to the whole world,” President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has told a Cabinet meeting.

“This road starts in Baku. It is not a coincidence that a solemn opening ceremony was held in Azerbaijan. A 504km-long stretch of the road, which is nearly 850km in length, was built and restored in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has undertaken the largest financial burden in the construction of this road.”

“The execution of this historical project will make and has already made Azerbaijan one of the largest international transportation hubs in the world. In a short span of time after we launched this road – in only two months – we received requests to join Baku-Tbilisi-Kars from a number of countries,” the head of state said.

“I have already personally discussed the issue with some of my counterparts. We gave appropriate instructions regarding the establishment of working groups in many countries in order to study the potential of those who want to join the road. Of course, we are ready to successfully cooperate with all our partners under this project,” President Ilham Aliyev added.

AZERTAG.AZ :Azerbaijani President: The launch of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is an event of profound importance not only to our country, but also to the region and to the whole world

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