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Azerbaijan, OHCHR discuss bilateral cooperation

Baku, February 27, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have discussed the bilateral cooperation as Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the sidelines of the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov highlighted that over one million Azerbaijanis subjected to ethnic cleansing and were forcefully expelled from their native lands as a result of the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent regions of Azerbaijan by Armenian armed forces. The FM stressed the necessity of restoring the human rights of internally displaced persons whose fundamental rights had been violated. In this regard, the importance of taking a principled standing and efficient actions by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights was emphasized.

The sides also discussed various issues on international agenda.

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet expressed her gratitude to Minister Elmar Mammadyarov for voluntary contributions from Azerbaijan last year to support the activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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