Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani population increases by 3 million people in years of independence
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has participated in another census held in Azerbaijan and responded to census survey questions on October 1, according to the presidential website.
Ilham Aliyev stressed that the census is a very important event for any country. "Censuses are regularly conducted in Azerbaijan. It was last held 10 years ago. Of course, many changes have occurred in our country over these 10 years. First of all, the demographic situation has further improved. This year we celebrated the birth of a 10 millionth citizen. Measures related to the elimination of unemployment are producing results and the social well-being of our people is improving. This year alone, the minimum wage was doubled. Pensions, student scholarships and allowances have also increased. In other words, our socioeconomic development is consistent with the demographic situation, and this is natural," the head of state stated.
"In the years of independence, the population of Azerbaijan has increased by about 3 million people. This strengthens our positions and our country. At the same time, new challenges are arising. The census will give us more accurate and detailed information even though we are already closely monitoring the processes in our country, and these processes are moving in a positive direction. The census will last 10 days, and this process is beginning today. I am sure that within 10 days the census of the Azerbaijan population will be completed and give us new data related to economic development, infrastructure, migration and labor resources, so that we could plan on our future development. Our workforce is growing. Of course, our measures should be consistent with this growth," Ilham Aliyev noted.
Afterwards, the President answered the questions in the questionnaire and the census survey.