Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın participated in “Azerbaijan-Türkiye Investment Forum”. The forum was held on 22 December 2023 with the participation of Minister of Trade Prof. Dr. Ömer Bolat, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov, Presidency of the Republic of the Türkiye Finance Office President Prof. Dr. Göksel Aşan, many other government and business representatives from Türkiye and Azerbaijan.
Within the scope of the forum, business connections between the two countries, the fields of investment and collaboration, technology, innovation and digitalization were evaluated. In addition, ideas on investment were exchanged between the stakeholders and how synergy could be created to encourage new investments in both countries were discussed.
Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın said in his speech, “The 2024 Action Plan signed at the Azerbaijan-Turkey Investment Forum, which aims to further strengthen the economic cooperation between the two countries, will greatly contribute to regional development works by increasing the trade and investment volume between the two countries, strengthening cooperation, supporting mutual investment opportunities and encouraging joint projects. I hope that all these developments will be beneficial for both countries.”
Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın then visited Azerbaijan University of Languages in Baku. During his visit, he had a meeting on linguistics with the one of precious names of the philology, Rector Prof. Dr. Kamal Abdulla. Then, ideas about academic cooperation and joint projects between Istanbul Aydın University, Eurasian Universities Union and Azerbaijan Universities of Languages were exchanged. Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın presented his thanks for their hospitality to the Rector and his team and expressed his wishes for cooperation to continue increasingly.
Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın also participated in the memorial program for Azerbaijani Turcologist Prof. Dr. Kamil Veli Nerimanoğlu who worked at IAU, is known for his important works in the field of the Turkish world and is an honorary member of Turkish Language Association.
Within the scope of his contacts, Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın met with international student recruitment agents and made these important evaluations: “We had a very useful and result-oriented brainstorming which we discussed problems and solution offers of the agents play a significant role in the international market of Turkish higher education. Currently, more than 300 thousand international students are studying at our universities in Türkiye. While we show Turkish tolerance and hospitality to these students, we also provide that they have education and professions. At this point, the importance of agents is great. We would like to thank them for contributing to Turkish higher education and service exports.”
Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın also met with IAU Azerbaijan alumni. Speaking at the dinner meeting Aydın said “Each of whom is special and precious my graduates, continuing existence of universities is under favour of you. Today, I am proud to be together with our graduates, each of whom works in important positions in Azerbaijan and I would like to thank all of you for your contributions to our university with your successful work.”