Azerbaijani deputy PM: There is a solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but it remains unresolved

Azerbaijani deputy PM: There is a solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but it remains unresolved
# 14 June 2015 09:33 (UTC +04:00)

According to him, Azerbaijan fulfills its obligations in the international arena, holding large events.

“The last of them is the first European Games. Azerbaijan also makes huge contributions to interreligious and intercultural dialogue. But what is a reason for a cold attitude toward Azerbaijan? We are open to the world. We prefer European values. Why do more than one million people have to live as refugees and IDPs? Why doesn’t any state tell about it? I'm not going to give a lecture on the topic, it's just my thoughts,” Hasanov added.

Hasanov said the village in which he was born has been occupied, and he has been living in Sumgait city for 50 years.

“Today, you have visited the settlement for IDPs. In recent years, at the expense of the Oil Fund, 90 such settlements have been constructed for 240,000 IDPs. About 380,000 refugees and IDPs live in dormitories. Over the past six years, the Azerbaijani government has annually spent $780 million to increase the living conditions of refugees and IDPs. Over the last twenty years, $20 billion has been spent to solve their social problems. Azerbaijan became a member of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012. Sometimes we are told that we violate the rights of refugees and IDPs by placing them compact. I tell them that the rights of refugees and IDPs are never violated, you're just not in the know. World migration limit is 5 percent, but in Azerbaijan, internal migration of IDPs is 7 percent. Because of their compact settlement, it will be easier to relocate them to their native lands,” the deputy PM concluded.

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