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Azerbaijan turning into country of influx of migrant workers

17.10.16

Azerbaijan has been gradually turning from the country of origin and transit of migrants into the country of the influx of migrant workers. Fuad Alasgarov, Head of Department on Work with Law Enforcement Bodies at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, said at the 19th meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Migration Agencies held in Baku on 12 October.

As it was noted, the biggest density accounts for labor migration in Azerbaijan due advantageous geopolitical location of the country, a stable internal political situation, overall tolerance in the country, expansion of international communications in the energy and transport sectors.

In particular, the state program was approved, the legislation was improved, institutional mechanisms created and new information technologies were introduced. ASAN Visa service, that greatly facilitates visa procedures, will take effect in Azerbaijan in November.  

“Azerbaijan has also been recently affected by the migration problems,” said Alasgarov, adding that more and more migrants with fake documents are trying to enter the country.

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