On September 16, Rovshan Rzayev, Chairman of the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and IDPs, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to our country Ralf Horlemann.
The diplomat, who has just started working in our country, was given detailed information about the main directions of the state policy, as well as the activities of the committee in the field of work with refugees and IDPs. It was stated that, as a result of Armenia’s policy of ethnic cleansing and occupation, our country has faced serious problems for nearly thirty years, more than a million Azerbaijanis have been displaced from their permanent place of residence, and as our lands were liberated two years ago, it was possible for IDPs to return to their ancestral homelands, goal-directed steps were taken in this field.
It was noted that solving the problems of IDPs was one of the priorities of President Ilham Aliyev’s social policy, and the head of our state takes necessary measures for the successful implementation of the Great Return. Providing attention and care to refugees and IDPs is a leading line in the activities of First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva.
It was noted that large-scale restoration and reconstruction works were carried out in the liberated territories, and that the absolute majority of IDPs were preparing to return in high spirits. Confidence was expressed that the German International Cooperation Society (GIZ GmbH) will continue its successful activities related to IDPs in our country during the Great Return as well.
Ambassador Ralf Horlemann thanked for the sincere meeting and detailed information and stressed that he will try to further strengthen the German-Azerbaijani relations during his upcoming activities. He said that he wants to get to know our country closely, and for this purpose, he decided to go to Shusha, which he imagines as a legendary city. The German diplomat also praised the speedy restoration and construction works in the liberated territories.
Issues of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting.