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Azerbaijani President Sacks Finance Minister


http://gdb.rferl.org/67603711-dae8-4bba-95a4-e39e3c3156bb_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/67603711-dae8-4bba-95a4-e39e3c3156bb_mw800_mh600.jpg Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (file photo) (CTK) April 18, 2006 -- Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev today removed Finance Minister Avaz Alakbarov from office.


No immediate reason was given.


News reports say Aliyev also signed a decree appointing the head of Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund, Samir Sarifov, as the new finance minister.


(APA, Turan)

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