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Azerbaijan to increase its military expenditure

By Messenger Staff
Friday, January 18
In 2013, Azerbaijan will spend USD 3.7 billion for its military purposes. In 2012, Azeri military expenditure was USD 3 billion. In his speech at a government meeting on January 15th, President Ilham Alyev said Armenia is blocking peaceful negotiations over the Karabakh. He said the Armenian economy is in crisis. It is left outside the regional projects and Azerbaijan will use all possible means to continue the isolation of Armenia. It will include political, economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Armenia.