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Azeri citizens donít feel world crises are affecting them

By Messenger staff
Friday, December 5
Ali Hasanov from the Azerbaijani Presidentís Executive Office has stated that ordinary Azeri citizens so far donít feel the world economic crises are affecting them.

The state structures are pressurised by international finance centres as the country is in direct contact with world financial structures, the IMF, WB and other organisations. Currently Azerbaijan has significant currency reserves Ė around USD 17 billion - in international banks. Therefore the country can look after its population.

The crisis has not touched the people. There is no wholesale cutting of jobs or closure of enterprises, Hasanov said.