Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14
By Abbas Akhundov - Trend:
Azerbaijan has allocated three billion manat for financing defence expenditures in 2013, Azerbaijani Prime Minister, Artur Rasizade said presenting the government's report on the results of 2013 to the country's Milli Majlis on March 14.
"As in previous years, the Cabinet of Ministers paid special attention to improving the country's military power, strengthening its defence and providing the Armed Forces with the latest equipment and weapons. Work to improve combat readiness and military professionalism, strengthening the social protection of servicemen continued in accordance with the work on building the army," Rasizade said.
The official exchange rate on March 14 is 0.7843 AZN/USD.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.