Programme with Azerbaijan Extended up to 2023

Germany and Azerbaijan are continuing their cooperation in the Manager Training Programme (MP). On 2 March 2021, the German Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Dr Wolfgang Manig, and the Vice Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan, Sahib Alekperov, signed a Joint Declaration of Intent in Baku to extend the Programme up to the end of 2023.

“We are glad that Germany is making an important and sustainable contribution to the further development of the economy in Azerbaijan with this lighthouse programme. Today we have laid the foundation for the successful continuation of the Programme with Azerbaijan”, Wolfgang Manig said after the signing. Minister Alekperov added: “I am confident that our joint efforts within the framework of the Joint Declaration of Intent to continue the cooperation regarding training for executives from the business sector in Azerbaijan will also be a significant contribution to the dynamic development of the economic cooperation between our countries in the future.”

Azerbaijan became a partner country of the MP in 2009 and has enabled roughly 450 Azerbaijani entrepreneurs to participate in the Programme since then.

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Vice-Minister of Economy Sahib Alekperov (on the left) and Ambassador Dr Wolfgang Manig after the signing in Baku.

Photos: © Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA)