Azerbaijan allocates $4.2 billion for military sphere in 2015

Baku: Azerbaijan allocated AZN 3 307 796 989 ($4 210 025 550) from state budget for maintenance of military institutions (excluding the Ministry of Emergency Situations) in 2015.

APA reports that the law “On state budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2015”, that was approved by President Ilham Aliyev yesterday, revealed funds allocated to the military institutions for strengthening the country’s defense capability. The above-mentioned figure includes maintenance costs of the Armed Forces, State Border Service, State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, Ministry of Defense Industryandt=xeber’>Ministry of Defense Industry, Ministry of National Security, Interior Troops, Special State Protection Service, State Courier Service and expenditures for special defense projects and events.

Military expenses envisaged in state budget for 2015 makes AZN 1 778 529 044. AZN 1 651 220 836 was allocated for defense forces, AZN 1 255 185 738 for Defense Ministry, AZN 157 645 847 for State Border Service, AZN 22 437 696 for State Service for Mobilization and Conscription and the rest for other purposes.

AZN 121 089 332 was allocated for national security, AZN 2 831 126 for applied research in the Ministry of Defense Ministry, AZN 3 387 750 for other expenditures. AZN 4 203 171 was allocated to the Ministry of Defense Ministry for research costs.

AZN 85 980 953 was allocated to Special State Security Service, AZN 165 561 488 to Interior Troops (AZN 4 596 123 for education expenditures, AZN 2 319 388 for health care expenditures) and AZN 2 960 434 to State Courier Service.

AZN 9 180 475 ($ 11 684 524) will be allocated to Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) for humanitarian demining operations in 2015.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY