The delegation headed bb the Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Azerbaijanis Residing Abroad, Nazim Ibrahimov, is in Russia, Trend reports with reference to the same Committee.
The primary goal of the visit is to study the questions arising from the order of the Azerbaijani President dated November 22, 2006 On settlement of the problems of the Azerbaijanis involved in the trade in the Russian territory. On December 8, the Head of the State Committee meet with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gregory Karasin. The meeting attended by the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu focused on the decision of the Russian Government dated November 15, 2006. Karasin said that the decision of the Government is not directed against Azerbaijanis or other nations residing in the territory of Russia. The decision is aimed at regulating the migration process in the territory of Russia and brings it into the framework of the law. According to Karasin, the Russian side is interested in discussing and resolving all problems emerged during the implementation of the decision, in co-operation with the relevant state bodies of Azerbaijan.
He said that according to the decision of the Russian Government, limitations will be forwarded to the migrants involved in the trade in Russian territory from 15 January 2007, and in that respect the co-operation of the relevant state bodies of the two countries will be of special importance in resolving the problems of the Azerbaijanis residing in Russia.
Mr. Ibrahimov said that the partnership relations between Azerbaijan and Russia will provide an opportunity to resolve all questions within the mutual co-operation. He said that the Azerbaijan side understands that the decision of the Government is not directed against Azerbaijanis or other nations residing in the territory of Russia. I am sure that the problems emerging during the implementation of the decision will be resolved through joint efforts, he said. In addition, it was said that it would be expedient to create operative headquarters in the regions densely populated by the Azerbaijanis.