BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 8
Relevant agencies did not fight corruption and bribery seriously enough and in some cases turned a blind eye to such crimes. All this is true, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said chairing a meeting in a video format on the country's results of 2020, Trend reports.
“Personnel reforms were carried out last year. I have already mentioned the parliament. The leadership of the Cabinet of Ministers has changed. The leadership of the Presidential Administration, ministries and local executive authorities has changed. This was also received in our society quite well. We are seeing positive results of these personnel changes,” Azerbaijani president said.
“The fight against corruption and bribery has become more serious. I think this is also associated with personnel reforms. Unfortunately, my instructions were not followed in many cases in previous years. Unpleasant situations were covered up by bureaucracy and in some cases I was not given accurate information. Relevant agencies did not fight corruption and bribery seriously enough and in some cases turned a blind eye to such crimes. All this is true. Personnel reforms have already put an end to this. Today, no-one can evade responsibility regardless of the position of the perpetrator. No-one is above the law. There is no special status and no privileges for anyone. Everyone should know this. I think the events of 2020 show that everyone is already aware of that,” the head of state said.