As was reported earlier, the UN ‘World Food Program’ s representative in Azerbaijan Sharif Emin Zahir was awarded by the Presidential Decree of August 28, 2003 the ‘Tereggi’ /Progress/ medal for his fruitful activity concerning rendering aid to the internally displaced people.

On August 29, Sharif Emin Zahir met with journalist in the office Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Head of the State Committee for Refugees Ali Hasanov.

Mr. Hasanov told the journalists about the mission’s activity in Azerbaijan. He said: ‘the World Food Program’ has been operating in Azerbaijan for ten years. For this period, our compatriots driven out from their native lands have been supplied foodstuff to the amount of 60 Mln. dollars. For the last five years, the period of Mr. Sharif Emin Zahir’s office, 30 Mln. USD worth foodstuff have been delivered to Azerbaijan’.

Sharif Emin Zahir expressed deep gratitude to the government of Azerbaijan, and then answered the questions from journalists.

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