Avez Alekperov: US still to make a final decision on amount of aid to Azerbaijan in 2006
The US government continues to work on defining the exact amount of aid to be offered to Azerbaijan in 2006, Finances Minister Avez Alekperov told Trend exclusively. $70.5mln arrived last year and $67.5mln in 2004.
$9.7mln of this amount was allocated to democratic problems ($12mln in 2004), $13,9mln to economic and social changes ($13.6mln), $31.1mln to security and law application ($11.3mln), $12.2 to humanitarian aid ($27.1mln) and $3.6mln within the frames of sector aid ($3.5mln in 2004).
According to suggestions submitted by Azerbaijan, aid amount this year should increase $100mln. Though, on preliminary information it should not be lower than the last year. The United States will define the projects and later adopt at the decision of congress.