The National Aviation Academy of Azerbaijan has held a joint meeting with the Azerbaijan Engineering Academy on October 6, 2016. Academicians Arif Pashayev and Roald Sagdeyev were awarded at the event. During the meeting, Academician Arif Pashayev informed the participants about the Academy's decision.
Under the decision of the Board of the Azerbaijan Engineering Academy, prominent scientist, academician Roald Sagdeyev was elected as a foreign member (academician) of the Academy. Roald Sagdeyev was honored with the title for his beneficial cooperation with the country in the field of space industry and his contributions to strengthening and developing international relations between Azerbaijan and the United States.
Academician Arif Pashayev then presented a diploma, certificate and badge of the Academy to Roald Sagdeyev. Roald Sagdeyev was also presented with a Diploma of Honorary Professor of the National Aviation Academy and Diploma of Honorary Pilot of AZAL.
Addressing the event, Roald Sagdeyev said that he was honored to cooperate with Azerbaijan in space matters and expressed his gratitude for the honorary titles. He gave important recommendations with regard to the processing and application of aerospace information obtained with the use of Azersky (Spot-7) satellite.
Also, under the decision of the Board of the Azerbaijan Engineering Academy, Vice-President of the International Academy of Engineering, President of the Azerbaijan Engineering Academy, Academician Arif Pashayev was awarded Golden Medal of Honor, a badge and diploma of distinction of the International Academy of Engineering by the Council of Presidents of the International Academy of Engineering for his special contribution to the work of the Academy and to the strengthening of its international relations. The medal, badge and diploma of distinction were presented to Academician Arif Pashayev by Vice-President of the Engineering Academy Ahad Janahmadov.