Baku, January 11, AZERTAC
“To date there had been no record of violations of migrants' rights on national, ethnic or religious grounds”, Chief of the State Migration Service od Azerbaijan Firudin Nabiyev stated at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socio-economic development of 2016 and objectives for future, chaired by the Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
As a result of improvement of the migration policy in compliance with the modern requirements, it was taken expedient measures to prevent negative impacts of both internal and international migration policy. And finally, now the country is also known for its tolerance and lack of xenophobia. To date, there had been no record of violations of migrants’ rights on national, ethnic or religious grounds. “To day, regulation of the migration processes according to the international standards and protection of the migrants’ rights are priorities for us”, Nabiyev underlined.
Appropriate geopolitical location of Azerbaijan, political stability, dynamic development, democracy, broad international cooperation, as well as favorable conditions created for foreign and domestic investments as a result of purposeful policy directed towards development of oil and non-oil sector considerably increased the amount of investments. It has made our country attractive for migrants and foreign investors.
Transformation of our country into country of transit and destination from country of origin as logical result of intensification of migration processes and of the above mentioned has created need to take additional measures in the direction of intensifying state control over migration processes.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev set important tasks before relevant state agencies for the purpose of intensifying control in the sphere of migration processes management, analysis, regulation and forecast of statistics in this regard and directing migration policy towards political and economic interests of the country.