Baku hosted talks between the chairman of the State Committee on Refugees and IDPs, chairman of the Republican Commission for International Humanitarian Assistance, Ali Hasanov, and the head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees delegation for Azerbaijan, Furio de Angelisi, on September 12.
Hasanov and the head of UN delegation discussed subjects over the participation of the Azerbaijani delegation at the UN’s 64th session of the Executive Committee for the High Commissioner for Refugees to be held on October 2-6 and issues related to the current visit, Azertac reported.
Noting the great historical importance of the decree of the Azerbaijani President on Jojug Marjanli and the return of the IDPs to their homelands, Furio de Angelis praised the willingness of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office to assist in some works related with their return to their homelands, as well as in assisting of joint monitoring of the IDPs from Jojug Marjanli.
Hasanov noted that as a result of successful policy of the President of Azerbaijan, the relations between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Azerbaijani government are rapidly developing.
He voiced hope this development tendency will continue even after the return of the IDPs to their birthplaces.
“The UN High Commissioner for Refugees remains one of the key organizations of pivotal importance to Azerbaijan and since its first days of activity it continues to assist Azerbaijani government in developing various programs on problems of IDP’s and refugees”, he added.
It would be expedient to implement rehabilitation and other technical programs to restore workplaces for residents of Jojug Marjanli, he added.
Hailing the positive tendency of the delegation of UN High Commissioner for Refugees for Azerbaijan, the sides discussed several issues of cooperation.
Jojug Marjanli village was fully liberated from the Armenian occupation in April 2016, when Azerbaijani Armed Forces prevented an Armenian provocation on the contact line. To protect civilian population, the Azerbaijani army launched counter attacks and as a result, the Azerbaijani troops retook hills around the village of Talish, as well as Seysulan settlement, and also took over Leletepe hill located in the direction of Fizuli region.
In late January 2017, President Ilham Aliyev ordered to restore Jojug Marjanli. Under the order, 4 million manats ($2.35 million) were allocated for the construction of 50 private houses, a school building and relevant infrastructure at the first stage.
Moreover, President signed an order on additional measures to construct the road leading to the village and allocated 4.3 million manats ($2.53 million) from the state budget for the construction of a 9-km long highway.
On June 15, President signed a decree that envisages the beginning of the next phase of construction and restoration work and work on improvement and creation in Jojug Marjanli
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