Baku. Mubariz Aslanov – APA. PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons held a meeting in Paris on September 10.
Rovshan Rzayev, member of Azerbaijan’s permanent delegation to PACE and deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament’s committee on state building and legal policy, made a speech at the discussions over British MP Jim Sheridan’s lecture entitled “Missing persons from Europe’s conflicts: the long road to finding humanitarian answers”.
Rzayev noted 4033 missing Azerbaijanis caused by the Nagorno Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and stressed that the issues regarding 1422 people’s fate have been solved as a result of the measures taken by local relevant structures and with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): “Unfortunately, the problems on the missing Azerbaijanis still remain. We expect the international organizations will take a more serious position regarding this issue”, Rzayev said.
Committee members sounded some offers at the meeting in relation to missing people. Rzayev noted the importance of that ICRC had developed a detailed search on this problem, which assumes special importance for Azerbaijan and other countries and submitted it to the PACE committee.
At the end of his speech, the MP stressed that finding missing people and returning them to normal life is a significant matter: “I am sure the committee will take serious steps in this direction”.
Committee members decided that painful problems for humanity such as the issue of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons would be discussed during PACE fall session.”