"The budget for next year is being prepared now. As you know, the budget is one of the key documents of any country. The new government is facing many tasks. When appointing Ali Asadov to this position, I gave him many responsibilities. I set the task of carrying out reforms, including personnel reforms", the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at a meeting on the economic area, ONA reports.
"It is necessary to attract qualified young people with a modern outlook and knowledge of the modern economy. We live in the 21st century, so how can we go into the future with old thinking and old knowledge? How long can we go along this inert path, as they say, and rely on natural resources? True, reforms are under way, and the figures I have quoted are clear evidence of that. Any country can boast of such results but we know that we have ample resources. We also know that if a clean and qualified person who is attached to the Motherland is appointed to a state or private post, we immediately see transformation there. It was believed that we have areas where it is impossible to carry out reforms. One of them is the tax system. It was believed that such a disgraceful situation, as they say, should remain there forever and we cannot make any progress. However, everyone was convinced that we can rectify the situation through reforms. The budget has received funds amounting to hundreds of millions of manats. The same holds true for other areas," President Ilham Aliyev said.
The head of State emphasized thta numerous violations were committed in the area of social protection. "New minister Sahil Babayev has identified them and is carrying out very serious reforms."