ICRC highly appreciates co-op with Azerbaijan - Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
On December 7, 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov received Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Martin Schuepp within his visit to Azerbaijan, Trend reports citing MFA press service.
Informing the other side about the steps taken to stabilize the situation in the region after the joint statement signed by the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia and the Prime Minister of Armenia on November 10, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov noted that the ceasefire was ensured by a joint statement and military operations were suspended, and the occupied Aghdam, Kalbajar and Lachin regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan were peacefully returned to the control of Azerbaijan. It was stressed that the implementation of the joint statement opened new opportunities for peace, security and cooperation in the region.
Taking into consideration the new situation in the region the hope was expressed that the ICRC will make a positive contribution to improving the living conditions of all people in Azerbaijani territories affected by the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and to ensure peaceful coexistence.
In his turn, Martin Schuepp noted that the ICRC highly appreciates the cooperation between Azerbaijan and the ICRC developed over the past years, as well as the steps taken by Azerbaijan to comply with international humanitarian law, which forms the basis of the organization's mandate. He informed about the work done to resolve the relevant issues related to the mandate of the ICRC, arising from the joint statement of 10 November.
The sides also exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the ICRC and discussed ways to further increase the efficiency of the ICRC's activities in Azerbaijan.