Azerbaijan's experience proves dependence of migration primarily on economic factors
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 7 /Trend, A.Akhundov/
Azerbaijan's experience proves the dependence of migration primarily on economic factors and their consequences, the chairman of the State Social Protection Fund (SSPF) of Azerbaijan Salim Muslimov said in an interview with the official website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
"So, in 1990-1994, when the economy experienced a crisis for many reasons, the number of people who left Azerbaijan totaled 342,300, people who arrived in Azerbaijan - 211,200 people. In 1995-1999, when a gradual economic recovery started, the number of emigrants decreased to 64,500 people, number of arrivals totaled 29,700 people," said Muslimov.
He said when in 2000-2004, the country's economy started to grow, the number of people who left the country amounted to 28,100 people, the number of arrivals in Azerbaijan - 13,100 people, and in the period of rapid development of economy in 2005-2009, 12,500 people left country and number of arrivals totaled 12,100 people.
"If to take individually, in 2008-2009, immigration exceeded emigration by 2,000 people," Muslimov said.
He said all these prove that the migration process is mainly related to economic factors.
"Naturally, we can not deny the influence of various regional conflicts, ethnic, religious and ethnic problems in the country on the migration," said Muslimov.