Baku, March 15, AZERTAC
Deputy Prime Minister, the Chairman of the State Committee on Affairs of Refugees and IDPs, the Chairman of the Republican Commission on the International Humanitarian Aid Ali Hasanov has met with the acting UNDP Resident Representative Erchan Murat.
At the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister highly appreciated successful diplomatic activity of Ercan Murat in Azerbaijan, expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN, the practical implementation of various significant projects and wished the diplomat success in further activity.
At the meeting, it was emphasized that relations between the government of Azerbaijan and UN agencies were established on good bases and have entered a new stage of development, the evidence of which is election of Azerbaijan as a full member of Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It has been noted that the Azerbaijani government has done a great job for solution of the problems of refugees and displaced persons in the country. All these were highly appreciated both by the UNHCR and other officials who consider that experience of Azerbaijan can be an example for the countries facing similar problems.
The Deputy Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the international humanitarian organizations and the organizations of development operating in the country in connection with the Azerbaijani compatriots who were ousted from their native lands as a result of the conflict for the projects on humanitarian development realized by them.
Ali Hasanov in particular, said: “As a result of the successful policy pursued by President Ilham Aliyev, today Azerbaijan quickly develops and has turned into one of the authoritative countries of the world. In the UN documents Azerbaijan takes an important place among the quickly developing countries. Tolerance in Azerbaijan where in the goodwill conditions reside the representatives of various people and nations, is an example for the world. Today, Azerbaijan is recognized as a country realizing global projects and holding important events directed to the solution of universal problems.
The Deputy Prime Minister with appreciation remembered meetings with resident coordinators of the UN in Azerbaijan, noting that UN agencies were the most authoritative structures among the international organizations functioning in the country within 20 years.
The sides also had comprehensive exchange of views on the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the problem of refugees and IDPs, improvement of their plight.
Having noted that the UN always shows special attention to settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, to improvement of living conditions of the Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs, the diplomat highly appreciated quick economic development in Azerbaijan, the high authority on the international arena gained by the Azerbaijani state for a short time, the done work on improvement of social conditions of refugees and displaced persons.