Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev fulfilled all his promises made in all areas, both during his first term and since 2008. This was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov at the 'Azerbaijan 2013: new goals, new victory' conference held by the Yeni Azerbaijan (YAP) ruling party.
"Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, represents the whole population of the country. He fulfils all the promises he gave to the people. Today, all eyes are fixed on Azerbaijan. There are many accomplishments and achievements in the field of education, healthcare and in the cultural and economic spheres," Hasanov said.
In a very short period, Azerbaijan has been elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, has hosted the Eurovision song contest in Baku and will host European Olympics, he said.
Hasanov said that in the last four to five years Azerbaijan is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of GDP growth.
"The president of Azerbaijan has fulfilled all the promises given to refugees and IDPs regarding solution of social problems. This year construction of 76 villages was completed, 140,000 refugees and internally displaced persons were provided with housing. If in 2003 the poverty rate among refugees and internally displaced persons was 75 per cent, today this level equated to 16 to 17 per cent.
"This year, $1300 was spent on every displaced person. This is the highest indicator in comparison with those in other areas of conflict in the world and in some cases it exceeds the world indicators two or three times, "Hasanov mentioned.
According to the UN, today Azerbaijan is among the fastest growing countries in the world.
"The priority is to ensure that by 2020 Azerbaijan becomes one of the developed countries. Also, one of the strategic objectives of President Ilham Aliyev is reducing to a minimum the country's dependence on oil by 2020," Hasanov added.