Official development assistance may be on a long-term decline, but its effectiveness remains integral to Azerbaijan’s development, the country’s deputy foreign minister said Friday in Tokyo.

According to the Foreign Ministry, Japan ranked as the biggest donor to Azerbaijan in 2002, supplying approximately $141 million. However, aid plummeted to only $4.1 million in 2006, leaving Japan in fifth place overall.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.