Ilham Aliyev: We invested and will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in cotton-growing
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 28
Starting from 2016, Azerbaijan provides great state support to cotton-growing, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev at the conference on development of cotton-growing, held in the country’s Saatli district on March 28.
Today’s conference is the second one and holding these conferences is a manifestation of this support, noted President Aliyev.
“Meanwhile, we are conducting very serious measures to stimulate citizens and farmers,” he said adding that the purchase price of cotton rose from last year’s 0.41 manat to 0.50 manat, as well as a subsidy of 0.10 manat is being provided.
President Aliyev also noted the great interest in cotton-growing among the citizens and added that this is a very important factor.
“The state provides and will provide its support. We invested and will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the development of cotton-growing. However, if citizens didn’t show interest in this sphere, then our work could’ve remained imcomplete,” he said.
"Therefore, the state support, joint work of all state structures, private structures and support provided by the public led to a completely new situation. The figures also promise to be even better in 2017," added the president.
President Aliyev went on to add that the cotton-growing will develop even more intensively in the future, it will gain even greater scope that will bring great benefits to both citizens and the country.