A draft-agreement on readmission between Azerbaijan and Germany is being elaborated, Nasimi Aghayev, Second Secretary of the Azerbaijani Embassy to Germany, told Trend.
The document will regulate problems the two countries have in this sphere. The Azerbaijan diplomat said that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, many Soviet citizens (including those who were of Azerbaijani origin) came to Germany for permanent residence.
The German Government has often appealed to the Azerbaijan Embassy with a request to render assistance in determining the citizenship of these or those illegal migrants who are introducing themselves as Azerbaijani citizens. However, they are not Azerbaijani citizens. We conduct checks, thereby determining the citizenship of those persons, said the diplomat.
6,500 illegal migrants from Azerbaijan live in Germany. According to Mr. Aghayev, the issue on their return to the motherland, i.e. readmission is being considered between the Governments of the two countries. The first stage of the negotiations on this issue has been held in this year. The second one is expected to be held in the first half of 2007, said the Azerbaijan diplomat.
The parties are working on a draft-agreement on cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of readmission, he said.