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Azerbaijan, Baku, April 8 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
About 25 percent of foreigners residing in Azerbaijan are migrant workers, Azerbaijani State Migration Service head Arzu Rahimov said at a press conference today.
He said the other foreigners in the country include are those have married Azerbaijani citizens, who have a relationship with the country's citizens or who are receiving an education. He added that most are tourists.
Rahimov said migrants working in the country's labor market are engaged in industries that are in demand in Azerbaijan.
Some 450,000 foreigners reside in Azerbaijan. Most are citizens of Russia, Georgia, Turkey and Iran, he added.
These countries are followed by the United States, Britain and the CIS.
The number of these countries' citizens in Azerbaijan is 1,000-2,000.
Rahimov said about 4,000-5,000 foreigners arrive or leave the country every day.
Azerbaijan's economic development and political stability has made the republic more attractive for foreign nationals, and the number of foreigners in the country is increasing day by day, he added.
Rahimov said the tightening of the visa regime did not affect the foreigners' arrival in the country.
About 10,000 foreigners and stateless persons received an individual permit to work in the country in 2010.
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