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Azerbaijani delegation attend UNHCR 8th High Meeting on Dialogue on Root Causes of Forced Displacement

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Geneva, December 17, AZERTAC

A delegation led by Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDP Affairs Ali Hasanov, as well as Chief of the State Migration Service Firudin Nabiyev represent Azerbaijan at the UNHCR 8th High Meeting on Dialogue on Root Causes of Forced Displacement in Geneva.

Founded in 2007, the Dialogue’s goal is to organize discussions of the UNHCR, member countries and other partners on global protection issues.

In his opening remarks, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres spoke of the hard plight of the refugees and IDPs over the world today.

Participants of the plenary meetings have touched numerous questions concerning solutions to the refugee problems, their social plight, involvement of the refugee children to education and other issues.

Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDP Affairs Ali Hasanov highlighted the plight of the Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs who have lost their homelands as a result of Armenian aggression.

Ali Hasanov also brought to the attention of the High Meeting participants the continuation of 20-year long occupation of the 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia, ignorance by the Armenian side the four resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDP Affairs Ali Hasanov met with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.

The Meeting will run until December 17.

Elgun Niftaliyev

Special correspondent

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