Over past 25 years, Azerbaijan’s population grew by about 40% - deputy PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
Over the past 25 years, the population of Azerbaijan has increased by about 40 percent, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Ahmadov said at the 4th National Forum of Azerbaijani Children in Baku.
“This means that the Azerbaijani society is built on a healthy basis,” he noted.
Ahmadov added that the growth of the population, strength and power of Azerbaijan are considered important factors.
He noted that the policy on children forms the basis of Azerbaijan’s state policy.
The 4th National Forum of Azerbaijani Children is underway in Baku. The forum is co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, State Committee for Family, Woman and Children Problems and UNICEF Office in Azerbaijan.
The forum is attended by Deputy Prime Minister Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Bahar Muradova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Woman and Children Problems Hijran Huseynova, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Afshan Khan, Turkey`s Deputy Minister of Family and Social Policies Mehmet Karabay, Bulgaria`s Deputy Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection Valentin Dimitrov.
A total of 380 children aged between 6-18 from all towns and districts of Azerbaijan participate in the forum.
Ali Ahmadov read out President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev`s congratulatory letter to the participants of the forum.