The preisident of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr Ilham Alijew held a talk on a reception at the Hotel Adlon on February 15 2007
Meeting with Prof. Dr. Kazim Azimov, from the University of Baku in Berlin, conversations about the possibilities to institutionalize German classes and studies (comparable to American universities) or a "University of Potsdam in Baku" at the University of Baku on occasion of the German EU Council Presidency (2007) and the Azerbaijan Cultur Year in Germany (2008) on 12-01 and 12-14-2006.
The Azerbaijan culture week took place (04. - 14.10.2006). Azerbaijan participated in the Intern. Book Fair in Frankfurt (4.-8.10.) as well as an exhibition of young Azerbaijan artists (Berlin; Galerie der Künste) and a concert of the federal chamber orchestra of Azerbaijan (with the tenor Samir Dschafarov, the soprano singers Dinara Aliyeva and Aserin, a Mugham group and singers Bayimchanim Mirsayeva & Teyyub Aslanov, and the members of the dance company of Azerbaijan; Kammermusiksaal der Berliner Philharmonie: 10.10.; Neues Schloss Stuttgart: 12.10. und "Frankfurter Hof" Mainz: 13.10.).
Meeting of Prof. Dr. W. Fuhrmann with Mrs S. Gulijeva, the official representative of the German exchange organisation ICX (International Cultural Exchange - Deutschland; ICXchange-Deutschland e.V.) in Baku. This year 5 of 30 pupils came to Berlin. The subject of the conversation was the idea to setup an exchange program for both universities (students and academic staff (Berlin 08/23/2006).
First workshop of the chairman of the German-Azerbaijan-Forum with the foreign minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan S.E. Mr Dr. Elmar Mammadyrov in Berlin 07/07/2006. (with Mrs S. Patzer-Ismailova and Prof. Dr. W. Fuhrmann).
II. Forum of World Azerbaijanis, Baku from 15/03- 19/03/2006; participation of Mr Dr. A. Sultanow and Prof. Dr. W. Fuhrmann, both from the Potsdam University, in a group of delegates with Mrs B. Scheffer, Ch. Neumann. The receptions with ministers and TV-interviews were the more pleasant parts.