Baku, Azerbaijan, June 22
Azerbaijan provided financial aid to four countries facing famine threat, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said in a message.
Through Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the financial aid in the amount of $50,000 was provided via the United Nations for the people in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-eastern Nigeria stricken by famine threat as the result of humanitarian crisis, reads the message.
The aid was provided by Azerbaijan upon the call of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Sustainable economic growth enabled Azerbaijan to actively support international development. Azerbaijan supports the international humanitarian aid and sustainable development projects through the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, AIDA and other organizations, said the message.
Election of Azerbaijan to the UN Economic and Social Council for 2017-2019 provides additional opportunities to play a more active role in discussions on sustainable development and contribute to international development efforts, according to the message.