Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. “None of the non-governmental organization that received grant from the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan can say that received order from the Azerbaijani government”, - Head of the department of social and political issues of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Ali Hasanov said at an event devoted to the 5th anniversary of the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan.
Ali Hasanov emphasized that Azerbaijani government unambiguously supports initiatives related to civil society. He noted that NGOs use their potential to promote and protect the interests of Azerbaijan abroad: "The Council will soon announce the tender for the project financing of foreign NGOs, and it is a very significant event. This is called to take into account citizens' initiatives. We need to bring this to the attention of those who accuse us of violating civil rights. There are some NGOs that criticize us, some NGOs were infected Islam phobia. They fulfill the interests of the well-known states of forces and lead the promotion of certain states. "