Azerbaijan offers training and scholarships to Guyanese

─ Ambassador Elkhan Polukhov makes the revelation as he wraps up a two-day visit to Guyana

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan, His Excellency, Elkhan Polukhov, came to Guyana to personally deliver an invitation to His Excellency, President David Granger from President Ilham Aliyev, to attend the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

The summit will be held in Azerbaijan in October.

The Non-resident Ambassador spent two days in the country paying courtesy visits to both the Minister of State, Hon. Dawn Hastings-Williams and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. Karen Cummings.

Ambassador Polukhov also paid a visit to the Department of Public Information (DPI), where he related some of the plans of his government to strengthen diplomatic relations with Guyana, among these would be a revolving door with regards to training and education.

“A few years ago, the government of Azerbaijan decided that since we had already experience in different spheres and we want to share with countries similar to Azerbaijan, so we set up the scholarship for countries members of Non-Aligned Movement and countries members of Organization of Islamic Corporation. Through that scholarship Guyanese can get access to different universities in my country,” he stated.

These studies, he noted, were in different sectors, not only oil and gas, and go from the level of Bachelor, Masters to PhD.

Additionally, the ambassador said the door was also opened for training and collaboration in the areas of Tourism.

With regards to the two countries geographical distance, Ambassador Polukhov hoped that sometime in the future, the topic of visa and easier travel will be discussed.

Guyana and Azerbaijan established diplomatic relations on September 1, 1995.

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