Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 30 /Trend I. Izzet/
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be solved in the near future, the Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the State Committee for Deals of Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov told journalists on Friday.
Deputy Prime Minister noted that August 31 is the day of occupation of Azerbaijan's Gubadli district and added that in the near future Azerbaijan will liberate its lands occupied by Armenia.
"We are very sorry that we come together only on the days of occupation. We are fully confident that in the near future we will also gather together on the day of victory under the leadership of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. We believe that the time will come when these lands will be liberated. We will surely meet with Gubadli district's community in Gubadli - one of the most beautiful places of Azerbaijan," Deputy Prime Minister said.
Hasanov went on to add that, this problem will be solved soon, despite the fact that Armenia is delaying the problem's settlement with an unconstructive position.
"Azerbaijani President was able in a short time to familiarize the whole world with Azerbaijan and this country's people, he turned Azerbaijan into a center of global interests, and the Head of State will be able to solve this problem. We believe that besides this problem, there are no serious problems in the country. Our only problem is the problem of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and it will be solved," Hasanov said.
The Deputy Prime Minister said that the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev provided 1,200,000 refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) with all required conditions and solved all their social problems.
"During the last year, averagely $1,350 was spent on one IDP. Over the last 20 years $5.4 million dollars were spent to this sphere, and over 80 percent of these works have been carried out during Ilham Aliyev's presidency years. The number of the settlements built for the IDPs will reach 82, and some 180,000 people, or up to 35,000 families will be resettled till late 2013, and 91 percent of this has been conducted in the last 10 years," Hasanov underscored.
Deputy Prime Minister added that Azerbaijani President will surely achieve the liberation of the occupied lands.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.