EU's special envoy meets IDPs in Azerbaijan  

  21 February 2018    Read: 1378
A delegation headed by the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar familiarized with conditions created in internally displaced persons (IDPs) block in Masazyr village of Absheron district, Azerbaijan, the State Committee of Azerbaijan Republic on the Refugees' and IDPs’ Affairs said in its message.  

Deputy Chairman of the committee Fuad Huseynov and head of Zangilan district Ramiz Hasanov informed members of the delegation about the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the work carried out to solve problems of more than a million of refugees and IDPs.

As a result of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Azerbaijan was exposed to the military aggression of Armenia, 20 percent of its territory, Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts, have been occupied, the territories were subjected to ethnical cleansing, more than a million of people became refugees and IDPs, Azerbaijani officials said.

The delegation was informed that Armenia doesn’t fulfill decisions and resolutions of the authoritative international structures, calling for immediate withdrawal of Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

The resources gained as a result of the successful oil strategy started by Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev were used to improve living conditions of refugees and IDPs. The humanistic policy laid out by national leader Heydar Aliyev is being successfully continued by Head of State Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva.

Huseynov also noted that the cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union is successfully developing and will continue to expand in the future.

The guests familiarized themselves with the conditions created in a high school number 33, a historical regional museum and Shafag kindergarten of Zangilan district.

According to the message of the state committee, 760 IDPs are temporary living in this block and will return to their homeland after the liberation of occupied territories.

Toivo Klaar thanked Azerbaijani officials for the thorough information, underlined the importance of solution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and praised efforts of Azerbaijan in solving problems of refugees and IDPs.

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