Azerbaijan made some amendments in expenditures section of Azerbaijan state budget draft for 2017 year. Defense spending in new draft increased by 63.6% or 1.027 billion manat to reach 2.642 billion from 1,615 billion, Report noted.
Overall, 1 269.9 million manat will be allocated to Defense forces, 111.9 million to National security, AZN 2.6 million to defense and security researches and 1 257.6 million will be given for other purposes.
The expenditure rose by reduction of spending for education, science, healthcare, culture, agriculture and other sectors.
Earlier it was reported that Azerbaijan will cut down defense expenditure in 2017.