Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 3, /Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva/
Most foreigners who marry with Azerbaijani citizens are citizens of Georgia and Russia, the director of the Baku Marriage Palace of the Justice Ministry
Hagigat Selimova told Trend.
According to her, if previously mixed marriages in Azerbaijan were mainly with the citizens of Iran and Turkey, over recent years, the number of marriages with the citizens of Georgia and Russia has increased in the country.
"Basically, the citizens of Russia and Georgia marry with Azerbaijani citizens. Most of them are Azerbaijanis," said Selimova. According to her, a reduction has been recorded in the number of mixed marriages as compared with the previous years.
The families created in Azerbaijan with the citizens of CIS countries are recorded at the civil registry agency, and marriages with citizens of other countries - at the Marriage Palace.
According to the State Statistics Committee, over the first nine months of this year, civil registry agencies of Azerbaijan have registered 53,000 marriages, and divorce of 6,500 couples.
In 2009, the number of marriages with foreigners and stateless persons has increased in Azerbaijan.
Of 78,073 families, created in Azerbaijan last year, in 2,221 families, one of the parties is a foreigner or a stateless person, or 366 higher than 2008. Then 1,855 marriages has been recorded. Last year, 7,789 facts of divorce were registered in the country, or 125 facts less than 2008.