Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
A reliable legal framework for fighting corruption has been established in Azerbaijan following the adoption of the law 'On Fighting Corruption', approval of the relevant State program, the National Action Plan and other legal documents, the head of the Department of Public and Political Issues of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, Ali Hasanov told Trend on Feb. 12.
Hasanov made the remarks speaking about the steps necessary to turn Azerbaijan into an example country, in terms of fighting corruption.
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev spoke on the issue at the conference dedicated to the results of two government programs for socio-economic development of the country's regions.
Hasanov said Azerbaijan has made important steps to establish a mechanism for fighting corruption.
"The creation and beginning of activities of the Commission on Fighting Corruption and Anti-Corruption Department under General Prosecutor's Office, as well as the formation of such an innovative structure as 'ASAN Service', the implementation of the 'electronic government' program and other steps clearly indicate that the elimination of this social problem is one of the priorities of the state policy," he said.
Hasanov stressed that during the conference on implementation of government programs for socio-economic development of regions, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev highlighted the work carried out in sphere of fighting corruption and bribery, set the task on continuing the implementation of more effective institutional, systematic, administrative and other measures.
"The president has called making important actions for turning Azerbaijan into a model country in the fight against corruption and bribery - a strategic objective," Hasanov said.
He went on to add that for the last ten years Azerbaijan has passed a rapid and dynamic path of development, and gained great prestige in the international arena.
"Today the Azerbaijani Republic is one of the most stable world countries and people support the country's current policy. Therefore, it is unacceptable for any subjective factors to cast a shadow on the achieved important success," Hasanov said.
The official noted that comprehensive measures in fighting corruption will continue in the future, and the priority will be given to systematic measures.
Hasanov underscored that special attention will be paid to such issues as ensuring absolute transparency of public bodies' activity, stimulation of a public control mechanism, regulating relations among citizens and officials in accordance with social and legal norms, responsibility of civil servants and devotion to the motherland.
"Those civil servants, officials, who will fail to comply with these rules and principles and will constantly make shortcomings in their work, must make serious conclusions from Azerbaijani president's instructions and recommendations, reform their activity or they will face severity of law," he said.