AZERI PRESIDENT TOURS REGIONS
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev paid a visit to Kurdamir District, South Azerbaijan on Thursday. The visit by the head of state started with the opening of a monument to ex-President Heydar Aliyev. Then President Aliyev visited Heydar Aliyev Museum, met with public of Kurdamir and addressed to local residents.
Aliyev said that after the appointment of the new head of the District Executive Power the work starter a bit earlier gained pace and the common problems of Kurdamir were put for resolution. The budget of the country increases and it promotes the settlement of social problems, he stressed. The President noted that new stations will be put for exploitation, which will result in increase of the electricity power and resolution of energy problems.
The President stressed that the first stage of the forthcoming parliamentary elections envisages nominating candidates and a process of registration ended successfully, no violation was made and as a result over 2,000 candidates will rival for deputy mandate. According to the President, the second stage of the elections is the electioneering process which develops successfully. He underlined the successful implementation of the Elections Code and decree dated 11 May, while in some places the decree is violated. However, the process is regulated.
Aliyev also underlined that pre-election elections period will offer equal terms for all candidates. вЂњThe people of Azerbaijan believe in the promise, while if no concrete action is done, confidence disappears. Obviously, the people do not believe in those who speak to nation only in the elections period.
In his remarks the President informed that the parliamentary elections cannot cease the execution of a long-term program implemented by the government. вЂњThe programs on development are implemented by stages, now we are n the first stage. In 2008 we will report on the implementation of a five-year program and after a next program will be submitted. I promise that your problems will be resolved,вЂќ Aliyev said.
Later Azerbaijani President took part in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Complex, to be constructed in Kurdamir. Later the head of state visited the Avesta Ltd, which is specialized in the grain refinery.