AUL’s rector Kamal Abdulla met with Norway's ambassador

13 june, 2017

On June 13, the rector of Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL), Academician Kamal Abdulla met with Norwegian Ambassador Bard Ivar Svendsen.

Greeting the guest, the rector K.Abdulla thanked the Ambassador for AUL’s relations with Norway and further expansion of these ties. He gave information about the activities of the Scandinavian Center and expressed confidence in further strengthening of relations through AUL. The rector provided information about the project "Ambassador's Hour" and invited him to deliver lecture in order to communicate more widely with university students .K.Abdulla noted that Scandinavian Center is the only Nordic Center in Azerbaijan and suggested to open Azerbaijan Center in one of the universities of  Oslo and other Norwegian universities. "Why should not have the Azerbaijani language and culture Center in Norway? We also have the words to say "-said the rector and hoped that propaganda of Azerbaijan culture will be met with interest by the public in Norway. K.Abdulla noted the importance of studying the Azerbaijani language. He proposed to study the sagas and "Kitabi Dede Korkut" jointly.

Speaking about the traditions of multiculturalism in Azerbaijan the rector K.Abdulla said the fact that 2016 was declared "Multiculturalism Year" is based on history.

Expressing his gratitude for warm reception, the ambassador B.I.Svendsen expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation with the university. AUL has a special role from point of teaching of Norway language and culture, the Scandinavian center at the university operates actively and has experienced staff, he said. I am pleased with the quality of education provided to the students, he added.

"We are interested in successful activity of this center," said B.I.Svendsen and noted that the Norwegian language is not widely spread in the world. He spoke about the importance of visit of students, who learn this language.   He said he accepted the invitation with pleasure to deliver lecture in "Ambassador's Hour”, and to establish contact with the university to promote the language and culture of the country of Norway, he said.

The prospects of future cooperation and on other issues were discussed at the meeting.