Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev called it unfair that the European Union plans to provide assistance to Armenia in the near future in the amount of $ 2.6 billion, while the volume of similar assistance to Azerbaijan will amount to only $ 140 million, RIA Novosti reports.
As the Armenian News – NEWS.am reports, while on a working visit to Brussels, Aliyev gave an interview to the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.
“The difference is about 20 times. Is this fair? No. Does this reflect the real needs of the two countries? No. Even if we put aside the horrific destruction committed by the Armenian side in the liberated territories and look at the population of the two countries, one can see the difference of more than five times – the population of Azerbaijan is 10 million, and the population of Armenia is 2 million, ”Aliyev said.
He stated that he wants “the approach to be based on common standards”: “We want funds to be allocated to Azerbaijan on the same terms and in the same amount (as for Armenia).”