Today dirty campaign continues against Azerbaijan – President Aliyev

Today dirty campaign continues against Azerbaijan – President Aliyev
# 08 September 2015 14:26 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. Today we face an unpleasant situation and must try to ensure economic growth in 2016. This year Azerbaijan sees the rapid economic development, and we’ll discuss it at the upcoming government’s meeting on the outcomes of the socio-economic development in the first nine months of 2015. But the outcomes of the first six months suggest that this year will end with the highest rates.

President Ilham Aliyev made the remarks at Tuesday’s meeting dedicated to economic issues and works on preparing the 2016 state budget.

The head of state said this year GDP increased by 6 percent, non-oil economy by 9 percent, agricultural production by 7.3 percent and non-oil industry by 14 percent, President Aliyev said, adding this is an achievement that we have managed to gain during the crisis and it’s difficult to see such good results on global scale. “Because first of all, we have a strong political will and we have set our policy based on the Azerbaijani people’s interests. Second, this is due to sound economic policy and long-term reforms which were welcomed by international organizations”.

The president mentioned that Fitch agency once more affirmed Azerbaijan’s stable rating this year.

“Azerbaijan has 3B rating and this is a great success. Perhaps, the people don’t know about it. The media outlets didn’t highlight it widely. However, this is a great event. Let them take a look at credit ratings of other countries. All ratings are downing while it’s stable in Azerbaijan. Why? Earlier, the malevolent people linked our successes with the oil, claiming that Azerbaijan is developing thanks to its oil resources. Today oil production in Azerbaijan is declining, oil prices are falling, but it is still developing. They don’t want to accept that our development is based on sound policy. Anti-Azerbaijan and islamophobic forces always try to cast a shadow on our work. A dirty campaign was carried out against Azerbaijan on the eve of and during the European Games and this campaign continues now. Why? Because we protect our country, don’t let the “fifth column”, national traitors dictate their own rules here. And we’ll never allow! This is today’s economic and political scene,” President Aliyev completed.

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