To participants of the First Congress of Young Scientists of Azerbaijan
Dear participants of the conference!
I cordially greet you and congratulate you the beginning of the first congress of young scientists of Azerbaijan, I wish you success!
The growing importance of science every day and the rapid expansion of high-tech areas at the present stage, when globalization has become very large, require flexible innovative activity and new approaches. The existing conditions put forward the preparation of a favorable ground for full detection of the intellectual potential of thinking and exploring youth. I hope that the first representative forum of our young scientists, responding to the challenges of the time, will give impetus to the fact that the main trends of activity in this direction have acquired certainty.
Azerbaijan, which for centuries played the role of a bridge between cultures, has a special place in preserving scientific achievements of the ancient period and further enriching the scientific treasure of the world. In our country, constantly updated in a harmonious unity of historical traditions and modernity, the priorities of science corresponded to the current trends in the development of world science, were aimed at conceptual solutions of national strategic interests. Our dynamic progress is also the result of the creative and effective use of the scientific potential of the people.
The activity of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and higher educational institutions is of particular importance from the point of view of the formation of a generation of young scientists with creative thinking in the republic, who at the same time are committed to our values. The successfully implemented on "State Program on Teaching Azerbaijani Youth in Foreign Countries in 2007-2015" is one of the important steps aimed at more active involvement of young people in science and its integration into world science. I am confident that, our young people, who study within the framework of the program in internationally recognized higher education institutions, continue the principles of continuity in science, and with their solid research will adequately represent our country in the modern world scientific space.
Active participation of young people in all spheres of life and support of its innovative initiatives are the most important principles of youth policy in Azerbaijan. Thanks to the constant attention and care of the state, our young scientists, working with inexhaustible energy, will undoubtedly continue to contribute to the development of independent Azerbaijan.
I am confident that, a fruitful exchange of views will be held at the congress, important proposals are put forward and a full-fledged program of activities connected with the future of our science is adopted.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev
Baku, December 14, 2017