For today, both in Azerbaijan itself and in the region in general, a very favourable environment for the countrys development has been established, the Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev said in a statement today during the conference dedicated to the second year of implementation of the State Program on social and economic development of regions, Trend reports.
According to the head of the state, both the natural factors and the role of Azerbaijan in the entire region and throughout the world in general play the part. В"Рђzerbaijan initiated important regional processes. None of the political, economic or transport project can be implemented in the region without involvement of Baku. It is the reality and with the time the weight of Azerbaijan will grow more, Aliyev said, underscoring he sees the future of his country as very optimistic.
В"There are all pre-requisites for establishing of powerful Azerbaijan. They are: the countrys geographic location, natural resources, the public support of the state policy, the unity of people and the authorities, economic reforms and many other points, the head of the state said. He noted, two years ago the state had no required funds or the full support for the entrepreneurship, however, in 2006, the total amount of credits will make 100 million USD. The basic point is, according to the President, a right political line and the proper state program, which is not to be a mere slogan, but be active.
As Aliyev noted, although the major part of works in the framework of the В"State Program on socio-economic development will be implemented on the state account, entrepreneurs are also to be actively involved in it. The head of the state noted, 340,000 new jobs have been opened during the last years in Azerbaijan which enabled to reduce the share of people from 49% to 29%, living behind the poverty line.
Along with this, the head of the state reported also, that minimal salary level will increase in the future too.