BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 31. Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry issues statement on repatriation of Azerbaijani citizens from Syria, Trend reports citing the ministry.
As noted in the statement, on March 31, 2022, the repatriation of 7 Azerbaijani citizens held in the Amerna camp in the Syrian city of Jerablus was carried out.
"Their repatriation was carried out as a result of phased and coordinated measures taken by the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan. First, the location, identity and belonging to the citizenship of Azerbaijan of persons subject to repatriation to their homeland were determined. Then, on the basis of the agreement reached, their transfer to the territory of the Republic of Turkey was ensured. In this regard, representatives of the relevant state bodies, which are part of the working group responsible for the repatriation of Azerbaijani citizens from Iraq and Syria, were sent to the Republic of Turkey.
The delegation sent to the Republic of Turkey conducted an initial medical and psychological examination of the repatriates and provided them with the necessary assistance. After that, the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Turkey issued "Certificates of Return to the Republic of Azerbaijan" to our citizens. On March 31, 2022, citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, accompanied by a delegation of the country, were repatriated to their homeland on an Ankara-Baku flight. The Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan provides for the adoption of all necessary measures for the reintegration and rehabilitation of the persons concerned. Repatriation was carried out with the joint and coordinated activities of the relevant state bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Also of particular note is the assistance provided by the Republic of Turkey in the implementation of this process.
The Azerbaijani government will continue to take the necessary measures to protect the rights and freedoms of its citizens in accordance with national legislation and international treaties to which our country is a party," the Foreign Ministry said.