Date: 14 February 2019, 18:36, READ:
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev successfully continues the national leader Heydar Aliyev’s policy. From time to time reforms are implemented by the head of state in all spheres, taking into account the requirements of the modern era. Numerous decrees and orders have been issued due to it , and relevant bills are adopted in the parliament. According to Doing Business 2019, Azerbaijan implemented a record number of reforms among the 10 top improvers. Azerbaijan ranked 25th among 190 countries in Doing Business 2019, while it was 57th in Doing Business 2018.President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Real TV. The head of state highlighted the works and reforms conducted in the country and significance of them.
He stressed that the current stage of reforms is the logical result of the reforms carried out in previous years: We are faced with new goals and new challenges today. The world is changing and the processes occurring on the planet are causing concern. As we can see, the principles of international law no longer matter much. Therefore, each country should try to rely on its own resources. In fact, we have been pursuing this policy for many years. The main goal has been not to depend on anyone economically. Having achieved economic independence, we take political steps with greater confidence and defend the interests of our country to a greater extent. Therefore, he main goal of the reforms launched in 2019 is to turn Azerbaijan into a modern, developing and in the future a developed country, eliminate the shortcomings existing in the country, completely eliminate the problems that worry our citizens, improve people's well-being, and build a stronger and more powerful state. We are pursuing a focused and comprehensive policy in this direction, strengthening our international positions and put forward initiatives in the area of regional cooperation. Today, Azerbaijan has become a transport center of Eurasia – in other words, not just one of several transport centers, but the transport center because the North-South and East-West corridors pass through the territory of our country. We have effectively leveraged our geographical location and created a strong infrastructure. Today, more than 10 countries cooperate in the North-South and East-West transport corridors. And only one country participates in both projects, and this is Azerbaijan,” he added.
"The present-day realities, the events unfolding in the world and the region require us to work even more effectively. Transparency should become the main principle. I can say that the reforms that were prepared last year and started this year, in particular, the reforms carried out in economic, social and agricultural spheres, enable us to receive additional financial resources. You know that a very serious step related to increasing the minimum wage has been taken recently. Other socially oriented steps have been taken as well. How have we achieved this? Due to the fact that we received additional revenues in the first month of this year. They were obtained precisely through transparency and the right approach. These revenues enabled us to create additional financial resources. We channeled these financial resources into various areas – increasing the reserves and implementing infrastructure projects. But I decided that the additional financial resources should, first of all, be spent on improving the well-being of our citizens, and we did that. A strong social policy will continue to be on our agenda as one of the most important issues,” the head of state said.
Speaking of the issue Azerbaijani MP Elman Nasirov shared his views with "Kaspi" newspaper. In his interview to Real TV, President Ilham Aliyev drew attention to the political, economic reforms carried out in the country, achievements reached in the country. Today reforms initiated by the national leader Heydar Aliyev are successfully continued by President Ilham Aliyev. Nasirov added that reforms have entered the new phase. The current stage of reforms is the logical result of the reforms carried out in previous years. We are faced with new goals and new challenges today. The world is changing and the processes occurring on the planet are causing concern. From this point of view, reforms are inevitable. As a result of the reforms, the development of our country is ensured. As the head of state emphasized , principal target of these reforms is directly related to the Azerbaijani citizen. The social-oriented reforms conducted in the country give a positive impetus to the lives of the citizens."