Azerbaijani Politics 15 january — 11:25

Ilham Aliyev: 'Each customs checkpoint, each airport is entrance door to our country'


'I am sure that this year the reforms carried out in the customs sphere will continue, and this will allow us to raise funds again beyond the plan and send them to the budget.' As reports Azerbaijan State News Agency, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said this at a meeting on the results of 2019, addressing Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev.

The head of state noted that his instructions at customs checkpoints are being executed.

'Try to ensure that all of our crossings are repaired at the highest level. At one time, we restored all the crossing points, but more than ten years have passed since then. Therefore, there you must definitely look at the issues of installing new equipment and ensuring a comfortable transition for citizens and cars. Together with the Border Guard Service, it is necessary to carry out educational work in this area both among citizens and among your employees.

Because in some cases complaints are received, some local and foreign citizens complain about rudeness and disrespect. This is not permissible. Each customs checkpoint, each airport is the entrance door to our country, and each guest receives a first impression of our country here. Both Azerbaijani citizens and foreign guests should comfortably cross. Our borders should be closed for criminals, smugglers, but for friends should be open. Therefore, it is necessary to work actively to ensure balance,' said the president.

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