Recalling his meeting with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Guy Ryder said that very fruitful discussions were held at the meeting.
At the meeting the sides underlined the importance of the international conference entitled "Promotion of sustainable development and decent work towards Sustainable Development Goals".
The sides touched upon the importance of the development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and International Labour Organization and emphasized their confidence in the successful continuation of these relations.
Commenting Azerbaijan's social achievements over the last decade, Ryder stressed the importance of exchanging this successful practice with other countries.
In his turn, Mammadyarov mentioned that under the leadership of President Aliyev in recent years important work has been done to ensure the sustainable development of Azerbaijan's economy, including the implementation of the sustainable development goals, labour and social welfare of population, adding that significant changes have been achieved in rapid reduction of unemployment in a short term.
Speaking about Azerbaijan’s social-economical development, Mammadyarov said that Azerbaijan achieved all this while dealing with Armenian military aggression, occupation of 20 percent of its territory by Armenia, and also more than one million refugees and IDPs.
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