The return of internally displaced persons to the liberated Jojug Marjanli village of Azerbaijan’s Jabrayil region continues, chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Refugees and IDPs Rovshan Rzayev said at a meeting with the head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate of the British Foreign Ministry, Rupert Ainley.
The State Committee chairman informed Ainley in detail about the work carried out in solving the social problems and improving the living conditions of more than one million IDPs of Azerbaijan, who were expelled from their native lands as a result of the Armenian occupation.
It was noted that President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has taken significant steps to address the social problems and improve the living conditions of refugees and IDPs. Rzayev added that the First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva also carries out consistent and purposeful activities in this direction, as a result of which about 300,000 refugees were provided with new apartments.
He also said that the IDPs from the Jojug Marjanli village, who were temporarily settled in different regions of Azerbaijan, have begun to return to their homes. In the first stage, 50 houses were built in the village, and in the second stage, internally displaced persons were resettled in 50 of the 100 houses built.
Ainley said that the United Kingdom attaches great importance to strengthening strategic cooperation with Azerbaijan and noted that the UK is interested in the implementation of projects related to IDPs in Azerbaijan.
The sides also discussed issues of mutual interest during the meeting.