Presidential Administration: Azerbaijan to continue anti-corruption policy
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 5 /Trend, E.Huseynli/
Some media outlets deliberately conduct campaign in order to cast a shadow on the public effect of the anti-corruption struggle in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Social and Political Department Chief Ali Hasanov told Trend.
"The actions to combat corruption are part of the policy which the Head of State declared at an enlarged meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in January," said Hasanov. "This policy is continuing."
He said the anti-corruption struggle is not a campaign.
"We did not do, do not do and are not going to turn this policy into a campaign," Hasanov underscored. "Various authorities and all state agencies continue to pursue a policy to identify and eliminate corruption and to take serious steps. This work will continue in the future. State agencies, especially the Anti-Corruption Office under the Prosecutor General's Office have twice made statements on this issue. The Anti-Corruption Commission has also provided related information."
He said the corruption is enforced not only by administrative means. "It is conducted by various economic means as well, by increasing transparency in some spheres, and by making changes to some legislative acts."
"It includes regulations on further use of fines collected by the State Traffic Police and regulations concerning the customs authorities, and other economic and juridical steps. They are conducted in a complex manner and the results will be summed up at the end of the year. Existing agencies will publicize the materials in this regard," said Hasanov.