BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 27. The vast majority of IDPs want to return. This made me very happy, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during the meeting with the Aghali village residents, Trend reports.
"I am very glad that young people are also very eager to return to their ancestral homeland. I welcome that. After the second Karabakh war, I ordered that a survey be conducted among former IDPs to find out who wanted to return and who did not. Because, you know, life is such that anything can happen. Thirty years, 27 years is a long time. For example, Zangilan was under occupation for 27 years, other cities and districts were under occupation for a little more and a little less. There are people who have already built a life and business elsewhere, they are satisfied with life and do not want to go anywhere, live in the city, in Baku, Sumgayit. It is not so easy to return from a big city to a small town or village. Everyone should understand this. Given that the return must be voluntary, we must create conditions for everyone to be able to return. This is why I said that we should conduct a survey and look at the results. Because now we are starting major work, houses, schools, hospitals – all this must be calculated for the people who will live here. Because this involves major costs. I was told that the vast majority of IDPs want to return. This made me very happy. I actually thought that this would be the case. This once again showed how much our people are attached to the land of their ancestors. Even those who have not seen Zangilan want to come and live in Zangilan. Just like those who never saw Karabakh in the patriotic war were ready to die for Karabakh, and they did. The memory of about three thousand martyrs will live forever in our hearts. May Allah rest the souls of all our martyrs in peace," the head of state said.