Azerbaijan, Estonia eye cooperation prospects [PHOTO]
By Sabina Mammadli
Azerbaijani Human Rights Commissioner Sabina Aliyeva and Estonian Chancellor of Justice Ülle Madise discussed prospects for cooperation, Azernews reports.
The meeting took place within the framework of Aliyeva’s official visit to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn.
During the meetings, the sides exchanged views on the competencies of the bodies they represent. Aliyeva gave information about the activity of the institution, the round-clock Call Center.
She also said that the silence of the international community over crimes committed by Armenia against Azerbaijan and its failure to take punitive action against Armenia resulted in new crimes.
During the meeting, detailed presentations were made on the monitoring visits conducted by the Chancellor, control over the collecting of information, and functions in the field of protection of children’s rights. The sides also discussed the activity in the field of protection of the rights of convicts.
Later, the Ombudswoman met with Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Estonian Parliament Eduard Odinets, and informed him of the work done by the institution and its effective cooperation with the parliament.
Noting Armenia’s policy against Azerbaijan, Aliyeva stated that
Azerbaijan is always in favor of peace, but Armenia hinders this
process, by continuing its sabotage and mining until today, which
contradicts the peace initiatives.
She also touched upon the mine problem, which impedes the return of the internally displaced persons, and the uncertainty, so far, about the fate of almost 4,000 Azerbaijanis, who were reported missing during the First Karabakh War.
At the end of the meetings, Aliyeva presented the institution’s printed educational materials translated into foreign languages, as well as reports, statements, and appeals concerning human rights violations, committed by Armenia during the war and in the post-war periods.
Azerbaijan and Estonia cooperate in different sectors of the economy and 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $6.1 million in 2021.
Sabina Mammadli is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @SabinaMmdl
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