BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 27. Chairman of Azerbaijan's State Committee for Refugees and IDPs, Rovshan Rzayev met with a group of IDPs from Khankendi on September 26, the Committee told Trend.
As a result of the 44-day second Karabakh war three years ago, Karabakh and Eastern Zangezur were liberated from Armenian occupation. The illegal Armenian armed formations remaining in these territories were liquidated as a result of anti-terrorist activities carried out by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces within one day.
It was stressed at the meeting that today purposeful work is being carried out towards the restoration and reconstruction of the territories liberated from occupation and the implementation of the "Great Return" program. IDPs are gradually returning to their homeland, and the day is not far when IDPs from Khankendi will also join this process.
The Chairman of the State Committee informed the participants of the meeting about the measures taken in connection with the preparation of IDPs for return, the progress of the resettlement process, talked about the upcoming tasks in organizing the return of the Azerbaijani population to Khankendi, and brought to attention the assignments of the Head of State in this regard.
The participants of the meeting expressed gratitude to the head of state and the Azerbaijani Armed Forces for the restoration of Azerbaijan's state sovereignty in all territories liberated from occupation, honored the bright memory of the martyrs, and wished recovery to the veterans.
The meeting was attended by representatives of communities of IDPs from Khankendi, intellectuals, and public activists, as well as members of the Public Council under the State Committee, who expressed their opinions and proposals on preparation for return.