PACE should not remain indifferent to fate of Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs: MP
France, Strasbourg, January 28 / Trend , A.Maharramli/
PACE should not remain indifferent to the fate of
Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, MP Gultekin Hajibeyli said during discussions of the report on solution of property issues of refugees and IDPs," prepared by the Danish MP Jorgen Paulsen and presented to PACE Committee on Immigration, Refugees and Population.
The report says that millions of people worldwide have become refugees and IDPs as a result of wars and armed conflicts, deprived of all rights and live under intolerable conditions. For undetermined reasons, the report did not address the issue of the Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced persons. In this regard, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Gultekin Hajibeyli, in accordance with the procedural rules of PACE, has prepared a statement on the situation resulting from the Armenian occupation of Azerbaijani territories, and added it to the explanatory part of the report. It was circulated at the PACE as an official document.
In her statement, the MP reported on the condition of the Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs.
"I represent Azerbaijan, one million people of which are refugees and IDPs. As an MP who shares their fate and sees their living conditions with own eyes, I can say that they expect hopes from us. But what did the Council of Europe do to help these people?
20 percent of Azerbaijani territory has been occupied by Armenia. In April 2005, PACE clarified its unequivocal position on this issue. PACE described the regime established in Nagorno-Karabakh as separatist, the policy pursued by Armenia - ethnic cleansing. PACE demanded the immediate liberation of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. But despite this, nothing has changed up to now. Although the UN has adopted four resolutions on the conflict, but they have not implemented," said Gultekin Hajibeyli.