MINISTER OZER MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF AZERBAIJAN ALIYEVMinister of National Education Mahmut Özer and the accompanying delegation met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
Thanking Minister Özer, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during the online meeting that he is sorry for the tragic incident in the Tehran Embassy of Azerbaijan and underlined confidently that the friendship between the two countries will always continue.
Stating that great progress has been made on cooperation in education, President Ilham Aliyev said that the establishment of a joint university between Azerbaijan and Türkiye has great importance. President Ilham Aliyev requested his greetings to be conveyed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer thanked President Aliyev for accepting Mzer and his delegation and condemned the attack on Azerbaijan's Embassy in Tehran on January 27.
The whole world witnessed how to be "One Nation"
Expressing his pleasure to be in Azerbaijan, Minister Özer conveyed the greetings of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Aliyev. Expressing that the people of Türkiye and Azerbaijan showed the whole world how to be 'One Nation' by standing together in the darkest times, Özer emphasized that the Second Karabakh Victory was a cornerstone in the deserved cause of Azerbaijan, and said that Türkiye's support for brother country Azerbaijan conveyed an important message to the world Özer emphasize that the solidarity in all sectors must be preserved in order to crown this victory and strengthen the ties between the two countries. Özer noted that the increasing interaction in many fields from trade to defense in recent years is extremely pleasing.
Expressing that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's sensitivity towards Azerbaijan is known by the whole public, Özer said that they visit Azerbaijan to reinforce the solidarity between the two countries in education, and announced that relations in this area have gained momentum.
Stating that they came together with the Minister of Education of Azerbaijan Emin Amrullayev in order to carry these relations forward, Minister Özer expressed that he was very pleased to share the transformation and experiences in the Turkish education system, especially in vocational education. Congratulating Aliyev on the Second Karabakh Victory, Özer wished the "Supreme Order of Turkic World" presented by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Aliyev, to be beneficial and thanked Aliyev for hosting Özer and his delegation.
A painting and essay contest will be held in Türkiye on the 100th birth anniversary of Haydar Aliyev
Minister Özer said that they have decided to organize composition and painting contests about Haydar Aliyev for 19 million students in Türkiye on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of the former President Haydar Aliyev. Özer noted that the contest will be announced on February 6, and the competition will start with a beautiful ceremony with the participation of Minister Amrullayev.
Referring to the transformations made in Türkiye regarding vocational education, Minister Özer said that together with his Azerbaijani counterpart Amrullayev, they will match all 72 vocational high schools in Azerbaijan with the best vocational high schools in Türkiye, provide infrastructure support, and development training of 3 thousand teachers working here. Özer shared his belief that they will make very important developments regarding the education of preschool teachers and digitalization in education.
Deputy Minister Sadri Şensoy and the Head of the Türkiye-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Şamil Ayrım, AK Party Konya Deputy Orhan Erdem, AK Party Kars Deputy Yunus Kılıç, AK Party Istanbul Deputy Tülay Kaynarca and MHP Iğdır Deputy Yaşar Karadağ Minister of Education of Azerbaijan Emin Amrullayev and Head of Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Hikmet Hajiyev accompanied Minister Özer during the meeting.