Azerbaijan increased defense and security spending by 31.6% in 2020  

  24 May 2021    Read: 136
  Azerbaijan increased defense and security spending by 31.6% in 2020  

In 2020, Azerbaijan allocated 16.8% of state budget expenditures or over 4.425 billion  manat for defense and national security, according to the law "On the implementation of the state budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2020," AzVision.az reports. 

According to the bill, this is 1.63 billion manat or 31.6% more than in 2019.

Over 1.627 billion manat to the defense forces, 240,668,725 manat to national security, 278 792, 577 manat to the border service, 3,704,889 manat to applied research in defence and national security fields, and over 1.604 manat was spent on other activities related to the field of defense and national security

Note, 139 million manat has been allocated from the reserve fund of the state budget for 2020 to finance special defense projects.


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