Ilham Aliyev on resettling of over 400 former IDPs to Karabakh

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Azerbaijan resettled over 400 former IDPs to the territories liberated from occupation, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said.

Addressing heads of leading German companies in Berlin, President Ilham Aliyev stressed the priorities of Azerbaijan in the reconstruction of liberated areas of Karabakh and Eastern Zangazur.

“Among our main future plans, of course, is a reconstruction of liberated areas of Karabakh and Eastern Zangazur, which were under occupation for almost 30 years. Now the territory of the size of Lebanon is totally in ruins,” the president said.

The president also noted the start-up of the pilot project within the state programç called Big Return.

"We have already implemented the first pilot project and resettled more than 400 former refugees within only one year and a half after the war ended. And our plan is to resettle hundreds of thousands of former refugees. Because, as a result of Armenian occupation, we had more than 1 million internally displaced people and people who became refugees," the head of state said.

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