CivilNet: Azerbaijan Adds Billions to Defense Budget


24 December, 2020 22:47

Azerbaijan’s 2021 national budget intends to allocate more than $4 billion to the country's defense, national security, judiciary, and law enforcement agencies, which is a 16.3% increase from the 2020 budget, reports Turan news agency.

$2.7 billion of the total $4 billion will be allocated to the defense and security of the nation, which is 20.5% more than in 2020.

The total allocated funds in 2021 for these sectors will account for 23.4% of total expenditures, which is 2.5% more than in 2020. 

The 2021 national budget intends to allocate an additional $1.23 billion towards strengthening the core of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

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