Azerbaijani parliament to prepare bill to return refugees to native lands
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7 / Trend M.Aliyev /
On Thursday at a joint session of parliamentary committees on Social Policy and Human Rights, hearings on "return and resettlement" were held.
At the hearing, Parliamentary Committee on Social Policy head Hadi Rajabli said that the creation of a legal framework for the return of refugees and internally displaced persons is an important task.
"Children of children of refugees and internally displaced persons have already were born. We must prepare children to return," Rajabli said.
He said the outcome of the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proved that the solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is close.
"Her statement made in Azerbaijan, is a message to international organizations, the return process is near, and they should be ready for it. We must be ready for it now, and the legislative framework should be improved," Rajabli said.
Deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament Bahar Muradova who participated in the discussion said that the return in part of Aghdam and Fuzuli regions has already taken place, and this gives reason to say that there are precedent and experience in this area.
Muradova also stressed the importance of creating a legal framework for the return and resettlement.
He said that last year discussions were held and decisions made to improve the social situation of refugees and internally displaced persons, to raise employment growth and improve financial position.