2017 October 28 ( Saturday ) 15:07:34
- Opposition Rally Started
- Azerbaijan Supports Territorial Integrity of Spain
- Price of Azerbaijani Oil Exceeds 61 US Dollars per Barrel
- Air Temperature in Baku to Reach +24 Degrees Celsius on Sunday
- Press Review 10/28/2017
Baku / 28.10.17 / Turan: An opposition rally began in the Mehsul stadium in the Yasamal district of Baku at 15:00 under the slogan: No Corruption, Freedom for Political Prisoners, organized by the National Council of Democratic Forces.
As the head of the Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli said on the eve of the action, the action is aimed at protesting against "corruption, lies, falsifications and embezzlement", and demanding the return of illegally exported $ 3 billion to the country.
In addition, during the action, a demand will be put forward for the release of political prisoners, the number of which exceeds 150 today.
Participants in the action hold posters with portraits of political prisoners and slogans of a political and social nature.
In connection with the rally, increased security measures were adopted. Police forces are concentrated around the area. All people entering the stadium are checked by detectors one by one.
There is no access to Internet around the location of rally place.
Earlier, the authorities announced the destruction of three armed terrorists who were allegedly preparing terrorist attacks at this rally. -06D--
Baku / 28.10.17 / Turan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan issued a statement on the declaration of independence from Spain by the regional authorities of Catalonia.
"The Republic of Azerbaijan supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Spanish Kingdom within its internationally recognized borders," Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev said on Saturday.
"We are supporters of a peaceful settlement of the current situation on the basis of the Constitution and the laws of the Kingdom of Spain," he added.
Accompanied by the violation of the Constitution and laws, attempts to unilaterally violate the territorial integrity of the country against the will of the people and the central authorities are unacceptable, he stressed.
"The Republic of Azerbaijan has been suffering from this for about 30 years. Separatism, started by Armenians in the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region of the Azerbaijan SSR in the late 1980s was accompanied by a flagrant violation of the Constitution of the USSR and the laws of the Azerbaijan SSR. After the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Azerbaijani population, the commission of violent and terrorist acts against it and against the will of the Azerbaijani people, an illegal and illegitimate referendum on the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh was held on December 10, 1991 with the participation of only the Armenian community. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia launched an open war against Azerbaijan, occupying Nagorno-Karabakh and seven other districts, which also experienced ethnic cleansing. The aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan is still ongoing," Hajiyev said in conclusion. -06D-
Baku / 28.10.17 / Turan: Over the past day, the price of a barrel of Azeri Light oil in the world market increased by 2.7%, reaching 61.1 US dollars.
The price of a barrel of Brent crude is $ 60.50 today. -06D--
Baku / 28.10.17 / Turan: Warm weather without precipitation is expected in Baku and Absheron on Sunday. The air temperature will be + 13 + 15 ° at night and + 20 + 24 ° in the daytime, weather forecasters said.
According to international weather services, on Monday the temperature in the capital will be even warmer - up to +26 degrees.
On Sunday it will be also warm in the regions of Azerbaijan. The air temperature will reach + 25° in the lowlands and + 19° in the mountains.
Rains are possible in several areas at night and in the morning. -05D06-
The development of animal husbandry, the manat rate in the short term, and oil as the main source of the country"s income are the leading topics of today"s press.
The newspaper Azerbaijan writes that today the agriculture requires a modern approach. It is necessary to reduce imports to a minimum and to raise exports to a maximum.
According to statistical data, in January-September this year there were 2,702,600 head of cattle, 8,667,300 head of sheep and goats, and 4,832 pigs.
Now there is a process of creating 38 agrarian parks, including livestock complexes. In the future, a plant will be built in agrarian parks, which will produce 20 tons of milk and 1,000 tons of meat per day.
The newspaper Echo published an article entitled Manat Allowed to Sail until 2021. Azerbaijan will maintain a floating currency regime for 2018-2021 to keep the manat rate at a satisfactory level, i.e. between 1.7 and 1.8 manat per US dollar.
This is important both from the social point of view and to maintain inflation at an acceptable level. Today, the national currency rate is not floating, and it is impossible to say that the state does not participate in the formation of the manat rate. In the long term, the manat exchange rate will depend on the world price of energy.
The Novoye Vremya newspaper publishes material on the important role of oil in the country"s budget. The price of oil in the state budget for 2018 is set at $ 45, instead of $ 40 this year.
The government intends to abandon the austerity regime of the last three years.
As a result, the country"s financial capabilities are improving, both in terms of revenues to the state budget and the State Oil Fund. Next year, transfers from the State Oil Fund will account for 45.8% of the entire state budget revenues. -0---