He said the diversification of the country`s economy will be in the center of attention, adding that the government will also try to keep Azerbaijan`s foreign debt as low as possible
President Aliyev also said that the macro-economic situation in the country will also be closely watched.
"We had to devaluate our national currency a couple of months ago because it gained a lot of weight," he said. "When we introduced the monetary reform, one manat (national currency) was equal to one US dollar, which wasn`t very natural."
"All the national currency of neighboring countries was already devaluated to a large degree, so we had to devaluate manat by 33-34 percent, taking into account that the daily consumption goods produced in the country wouldn`t impact the consumer prices."
Ilham Aliyev said that the rate will be kept under control, and Azerbaijan will also try to accumulate financial resources.