Of­fi­cial: State has all mech­a­nisms to fight cor­rup­tion

Azer News - - Na­tion - By Kamila Aliyeva

To­day, Azer­bai­jan is an area bring­ing to­gether such no­tions as large-scale re­forms, en­ergy projects of re­gional im­por­tance, sta­bil­ity, mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism and high so­cial wel­fare, said Fuad Alas­garov, the head of De­part­ment on Work with Law En­force­ment Agen­cies at the Azer­bai­jani Pres­i­den­tial Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Alas­garov, speak­ing at the con­fer­ence ti­tled “Stan­dard of Anti-Cor­rup­tion Man­age­ment Sys­tems” in Baku on April 27, added that en­hanc­ing trans­parency in state ad­min­is­tra­tion, de­vel­op­ment of e-ser­vices and fight­ing cor­rup­tion are pri­or­ity ar­eas of Azer­bai­jan’s state pol­icy.

He stressed that there is a strong po­lit­i­cal will in Azer­bai­jan for the suc­cess­ful fight against cor­rup­tion.

A na­tional strat­egy and ac­tion plans on fight­ing against cor­rup­tion were adopted in ac­cor­dance with the or­ders of Azer­bai­jani Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev, new strate­gic views and tasks in this area were de­fined, Alas­garov noted.

“The in­sti­tu­tional and leg­isla­tive re­forms, which are be­ing car­ried out in ac­cor­dance with this strat­egy, egov­ern­ment in­fra­struc­ture, close co­op­er­a­tion with civil so­ci­ety, prin­ci­ples of public par­tic­i­pa­tion and ex­ten­sive aware­ness-rais­ing mea­sures are some of the achieve­ments of the anti-cor­rup­tion pol­icy in Azer­bai­jan,” he said.

Alas­garov said to­day one can say with full con­fi­dence that Azer­bai­jan has all the mech­a­nisms to fight cor­rup­tion and the process is be­ing de­vel­oped. He noted that the pos­i­tive dy­nam­ics in fight­ing cor­rup­tion was re­flected in in­ter­na­tional anti-cor­rup­tion rat­ings as well.

“Spe­cial im­por­tance is at­tached to co­op­er­a­tion with spe­cial­ized in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions within the long-term strat­egy, which is be­ing im­ple­mented for fight­ing the cor­rup­tion,” Alas­garov said.

Stan­dard­iza­tion, Metrol­ogy and Patents Com­mit­tee Chair­man Ramiz Hasanov, ad­dress­ing the event, said that Azer­bai­jan has con­trib­uted to the pro­mo­tion of the prin­ci­ple of open gov­ern­ment.

Chair­man of the State Agency for Public Ser­vices and So­cial In­no­va­tions Inam Ka­ri­mov, in his turn, noted that for more than five years the "ASAN Ser­vice" cen­ters act as suc­cess­ful for­mu­las in fight­ing against cor­rup­tion.

He stressed that the main prin­ci­ple of "ASAN Ser­vice" is that the cit­i­zen is al­ways right.

Ka­ri­mov added that "ASAN Ser­vice " model is rec­og­nized world­wide as Azer­bai­jani brand. “Cur­rently, there are sev­eral coun­tries where ASAN model is be­ing ap­plied,” he said.

The es­tab­lish­ment of "ASAN Xid­met" ser­vices has helped to re­duce ex­tra ex­penses and loss of time for many cit­i­zens, up­grade the level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism, en­sure a larger use of elec­tronic ser­vices and in­crease trans­parency and strengthen the fight against cor­rup­tion.

Chief of Anti-Cor­rup­tion De­part­ment un­der the Prose­cu­tor-Gen­eral Kam­ran Aliyev, in turn, said that very im­por­tant steps have been un­der­taken in the fight against cor­rup­tion in Azer­bai­jan.

“One of the main philoso­phies in the fight against cor­rup­tion is the unity of pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures and mea­sures to pros­e­cute crime,” he said.

Aliyev said that as a re­sult of this suc­cess­ful anti-cor­rup­tion pol­icy, Azer­bai­jan is closely co­op­er­at­ing with a num­ber of im­por­tant in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions, and re­ports of these or­ga­ni­za­tions demon­strate that the fig­ures im­prove from year to year.

The con­fer­ence was at­tended by gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, for­eign ex­perts, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of civil so­ci­ety and a num­ber of state bod­ies.

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