Sahil Babayev

$1.7bn allocated for social payments

The volume of social payments paid in Azerbaijan, including pensions and allowances, amounted to about AZN 3 billion ($1,7bn), in the first six months of 2020, local media reported with the reference to Labor and Social Protection Minister Sahil Babayev.
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Azerbaijani to spend over $1.7bn to cushion economic consequences of COVID-19

In order to reduce the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the national economy of Azerbaijan, 3 billion manat ($1.7 billion) will be allocated for issues of employment and business entities, as well as 400 million manat ($235.2 million) to support social welfare, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev told local Real TV channel, Trend reports on Apr. 9.
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President Aliyev hails social reforms in country

President Ilham Aliyev has said that as a result of the successfully conducted social reforms in the country, the financial well-being of more than four million Azerbaijani citizens was improved in 2019, which demonstrates the government’s commitment to improve the citizens’ welfare.
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Minister: Azerbaijan ranks first in CIS for minimum pension

Azerbaijan ranks first in the CIS in terms of minimum pension and second in terms of purchasing power of minimum wages, Azerbaijan's Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev said at a conference on identifying priority areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN for the next five years, Trend reports.
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