He noted that the monument, which Azerbaijan presented to the UN, should be considered as a gift to all mankind but not only to the UN Office at Geneva.
Highly appreciating the bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the UN, Hasanov stressed that Azerbaijan has close relationship with the UN Office at Geneva, in particular with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration.
Noting that Azerbaijan has undergone a rapid socio-economic development over the last 25 years, the Deputy Prime Minister said that poverty level in the country has dramatically decreased, new jobs have been created and effective measures have been taken to reduce oil dependence of the economy. “The UN Security Council’s resolutions on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remain unfulfilled and, unfortunately, the world community is still tolerating this injustice,” he added.
Hasanov thanked the chief of the UN Office at Geneva on behalf of the Government of Azerbaijan for welcoming the idea of erecting a monument in Geneva marking the 25th anniversary of the country's accession to the UN.
During the meeting, a special disk with digital copy of documents relating to the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which are featured in the UN library at Geneva, was presented to the Azerbaijani side.