Azerbaijani president’s policy of solving refugee problems – example for countries with similar issues
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
A successful state policy to solve the problems of refugees and IDPs, led by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, is an example for countries facing similar problems, said Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Fuad Huseynov.
He made the remarks at a meeting with Jonathan Hayes, the US Department of State’s Regional Coordinator of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), who is on a visit in Baku, the Azerbaijani State Committee said in a message.
Jonathan Hayes, the US Department of State’s Regional Coordinator of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) has commended the government of Azerbaijan for its efforts to improve social conditions of refugees and internally displaced persons, as he met with Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Fuad Huseynov.
The Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Fuad Huseynov highlighted root causes of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its current state, refugee and IDP problem in the country, and the successful state policy towards tackling the problem pursued under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev.
The deputy chairman highlighted the national leader Heydar Aliyev’s role in solving the problems of refugees and internally displaced persons in the country.
He also spoke about noble initiatives of First Vice President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva to improve the social conditions of internally displaced persons.
Jonathan Hayes underlined the importance of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as soon as possible and praised the work done by the government of Azerbaijan to solve the problems of refugees and internally displaced persons.
He praised the restoration work carried out by the Azerbaijani state in the liberated Jojug Marjanli village in Jabrayil district of Azerbaijan.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.