Payments to families of dead, missing Azerbaijani servicemen to cover 8,800 people (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 19
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Roughly 95-100 million manats will be required to pay benefits to the heirs of Azerbaijani servicemen who died for the territorial integrity of the country and those who went missing during military operations before August 2, 1997, according to the preliminary data.
Azerbaijan's Acting Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Salim Muslumov announced this at a press conference on April 19.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today signed a decree on additional measures to improve the social protection of family members of the servicemen who died for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and who went missing during military operations.
"During the day, we checked our own databases and received preliminary results, according to which about 8,800 people will be covered by the presidential decree. Thus, 95-100 million manats will be required," Muslumov said.
Muslumov said that these figures are preliminary, and more concrete results will be available after a joint analysis, which will be carried out by relevant structures.
In accordance with the decree, the heirs of the servicemen who died for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and who went missing during military operations before August 2, 1997, will receive a one-time payment worth 11,000 manats.
The payment will be made by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population to the heirs of the servicemen, determined in accordance with the country’s Civil Code.