Meetings of Reputable Foreign Guests Visiting Our Country with IDPs

The meeting of the group of US Congressmen who had voted for the Amendment 907 prohibiting the US aid to Azerbaijan during their visit to Azerbaijan in August 1999 with IDPs temporarily settled in the administrative building with incomplete construction




Familiarization of World Bank Country and Regional Executive Directors with Condition of  IDPs Temporarily Settled in Freight-Cars on Railway at the Territory of Imishli Region on December 11, 2003



Meeting of Sadako Ogata, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with the IDPs settled at the tent camps in Bilasuvar district (September, 1999)



        

                Lord Russel Johnston, Chairman of PACE Visiting Tent Camps




  Mr. Terry Davis, Chairman of the European Council Visiting Tent Camps
 


Andreas Gross, PACE Monitoring Group Co-Reporter on Azerbaijan Meeting with IDPs Temporarily Settled in the Basement of Partially Completed Construction in Baku on August 5, 2004





Mr. Ruud Lubbers, UNO High Commissioner for Refugees Visiting Tent Camps in November, 2004



Mr. Christian Strohal, Chairman of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Visiting Tent Camps on February, 2005



                     OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Visiting Tent Camps


Meeting of UNESCO Good-Will Ambassador, Spanish Singer Julio Iglesias with IDP Children

Mrs. Barbro Holmberg, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy of Sweden Meeting with IDPs at Galagayin Tent Camp of Sabirabad Region on December 11, 2005



Mr. Jacob Kellenberger, Director of the International Committee of the Red Cross Meeting with IDPs Temporarily Settled in Galagayin Tent Camp of Sabirabad Region on April 12, 2006




Mr. Branson McKinley, Director General of International Organization for Migration Meeting with IDPs Temporarily Settled in Partially Constructed Maternity Hospital of Narimanov District on July 22, 2006


Mr. James Morris, UNO World Food Program Executive Director Meeting with IDPs on July 26, 2006


Meeting of
Antonio Guterres, UNO High Commissioner for Refugees with IDPs Temporarily Settled in New Khojavand Settlement of Beylagan Region on August 6, 2006




Mr. Antonio Guterres, UNO High Commissioner for Refugees Meeting with IDPs on May 19, 2011



Holding a press-conference on results of their visits, James Morris, UNO World Food Program Executive Director and Antonio Guterres, UNO High Commissioner for Refugees remarked the following: “Works performed by President of Azerbaijan for all refugeesand internally displaced persons in the country as well as international humanitarian organizations are an example for most countries of the world. Our cooperation with the government of Azerbaijan is at a very high level”.


Walter Kalin, Representative of UNO Secretary-General on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Meeting with IDPs on April 6, 2007





Walter Kalin, Representative of UNO Secretary-General on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Meeting with IDPs on March 20, 2010




Mrs. Asha-Rose Migiro, UNO Deputy Secretary-General Met with IDPs Temporarily Settled in Dormitory No. 1 of Management and Technology Colledge of Binagady Region and Also, Visited the Settlement Newly Constructed at the Territory of Integrated House Building Factory No. 2
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Meeting of the Members of European Parliament with IDPs in Agdam Region on July 16, 2011


Azerbaijan delegation headed by Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister attended the intergovernmental event held in Geneva on December 7-8, 2011 at the level of ministers of UNO member states dedicated to 60th anniversary of the UNO 1951 Refugee Convention and 50th anniversary of the UNO 1961 Convention on Reduction of Statelessness.


Meetings were held with Antonio Guterres, UNO High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Rashid Khalikov, Head of Geneva Branch of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Mr. Koba Subeliani, Head of Georgian delegation,  Minister for Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia on December 6 during the visit. Views were exchanged on Armenia-Azerbaijan, NagornoGarabagh Conflict, condition of one million people, who have become refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of this conflict, and also, measures taken in that regard and existing needs during the meetings.
Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister made a speech on behalf of the government of Azerbaijan at the event held with participation of 800 representatives, 67 ministers, including, Mrs. Hilary Clinton, US State Secretary, Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister, Serbian Prime Minister, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay and Bolivia, Minister of Internal Affairs of Turkey.

 Meeting with Antonio Guterres, UNO High Commissioner for Refugees


Mr. Rashid Khalikov, Head of Geneva Branch of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


Receiving the
Delegation Consisting of Members of Work Group on Belgium-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Relations (January 9, 2012)


Mrs. Natalie Guli, member of French Senate meeting with IDPs Temporarily Settled in Dormitory No. 1 of Management and Technology Colledge of Binagady Region on February 7, 2012


Meetings with Turkish Journalists and Collaborators of “France 24” Channel
(February 14, 2012)


The delegation from Azerbaijan headed by Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister participated in the discussions on the subject of “Occupied Territories, Forgotten Territories – Legal and Humanitarian Aspects of Armenia-Azerbaijan, Mountaneous Garabagh Conflict” held in the Chamber of Representatives of the Federal Parliament of Belgium on March 5-8, 2012.

A meeting held was with Mrs. Sabine de Bethune, President of the Senate of the Kingdom of Belgium and Mr. Philippe Blanchard, Member of Parliament of the Kingdom of Belgium, Head of Belgium-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group and also, an interview was given to the reporters of Reuters Agency and “II Sole 24 Ore” Italian newspaper during the visit. A detailed information on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Mountaneous Garabagh Conflict, social condition of one million people, who have become refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of this conflict, and also, measures taken in that regard and existing needs, was provided during the meeting and interviews.  Members of Azerbaijan-Belgium Interparliamentary Friendship Group, Belgian parliamentaries, experts and over 100 representatives of non-governmental organizations attended the discussions on the subject of “Occupied Territories, Forgotten Territories – Legal and Humanitarian Aspects of Armenia-Azerbaijan, Mountaneous Garabagh Conflict” held in the Chamber of Representatives of the Federal Parliament of Belgium on March 6.
In the event Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons made a speech on the topic of “Legal and Humanitarian Aspects of Armenia-Azerbaijan, Mountaneous Garabagh Confict” on behalf of the government of Azerbaijan.



The delegation from Azerbaijan, headed by Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister was on a visit to United Mexican States on August 19-28, 2012.
The delegation participated in the opening ceremony of Mexico-Azerbaijan Friendship Park at central avenue of the city of Mexico and Tlakskoake-Khojaly Square and monument raised in honor ofhevictoms of Khojaly genocide at the Historic Center (Centro Histórico) of Mexico City.


At the same time, during the visit a meeting of wide composition was held with Oscar Arse, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, management and senators of the Mexican Senate, including Francisco Arroyo Vieyra, the Vice-President of the Senate (Deputy Chairman), Senator Carlos  Jiménez Macías, author of the decision on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Mountaneous Garabagh Conflict and Khojaly Genocide adopted in 2011 in Mexican Senate, Senator Carlos Navarrete Ruiz, Group Leader of Institutional Revolutionary Party, which constitutes a majority in the Senate.
Meeting with Mr. Oscar Arse, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico



                           A meeting with Management of Mexican Senate and Senators



A Group of Assistants to USA Congress Members Meeting with IDPs (April 4, 2012)



Meeting with members of European Parliament (August 31, 2012)



The delegation from Azerbaijan headed by Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister was on a visit to Geneva on October 1-5, 2012 and attended 63rd session of the Executive Committee of UNO High Commissioner for Refugeers.
Besides represented 87 member states (including 4 member states from CIS – Azerbaijan, Moldova, Russia and Turkmenistan), Non-Executive Committee members in the capacity of observers and UNO Agencies, reputable international organizations and non-governmental organizations participated at the event held in Geneva, the Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations).


A meeting was held wih Antonio Guterres, UNO High Commissioner for Refugees on October 2 during the visit.
The delegation from Azerbaijan headed by Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister was on a visit to Finland on November 6-8, 2012 and attended the hearings arranged on November 7 in the Parliament of Finland with respect to armed aggression of Armenia to our country.



Also, a meeting was held with Mr. Eero Heinaluoma, Chairman of Finnish Parliament during the visit.




The delegation from Azerbaijan headed by Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister was on a visit to Spain on November 22-24, 2012 and participated in the conference on the topic of “Azerbaijan in Europe Today. Regulation of Confidence Between Azerbaijan and Spain” dedicated to expansion of partnership between Azerbaijan and Spain as well as consequences of Armenia’s armed aggression against Azerbaijan attended by 80 senator and deputies, around 70 academicians, professors, representatives of mass media, non-government organizations and civil societies on November 22 in the Senate of Spain.  



Also, a meeting was held with Mr. Pio Garcia-Escudero Marcus, Chairman of Spanish Senate, Mr. Juan Jose Lucas, Deputy Chairman of Spanish Senate and Mr. Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Spanish Foreign Minister during the visit.





The delegation from Azerbaijan headed by Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister was on a visit in the Principality of Andorra on December 13-15, 2012 and attended the conference titled “Azerbaijan in Europe Today. Regulation of Confidence Between Azerbaijan and Spain” held at the Office of the General Council of Andorra.
A meeting was held with Mr. Vicenç Mateu Zamora, Chairman of the Parliament (General Council) of the Principality of Andorra on December 14 during the visit.



A Delegation of the European Parliament is Getting Acquainted with the Block of Apartments Constructed for IDPs (May 3, 2013)




Employees of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center of Norwegian Refugee Council Meeting with IDPs (May 15, 2013)



The delegation led by minister of the IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia David Darakhvelidze were received by the  Committee and  a number  of  state  authorities  on June 10, 2013, also their  meetings were organized  with the internally  displaced  persons settled temporarily  in the territories  of  Garadagh and  Binagadi districts.



Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons by the UN Human Rights Council Chaloka Beyani, visited Azerbaijan from May 18 to 24, held various meetings  in the Committee and  several  state  agencies, also  visited  the territories settled by the  IDPs and  in the  press  conference held at the end  of the visit appreciated support  of  the internally  displaced persons  by the  government  in all fields  as a very positive case and  pretty example  for  other conflict countries.










OSCE Chairman-in-Office and President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter paying an official visit to Azerbaijan met with a group of IDPs on June 2, 2014. In the meeting attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, the chairman of the State Committee on Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Mr. Ali Hasanov the detailed information was given to the distinguished guest regarding the works done to improve the living conditions of IDPs in Azerbaijan.


The delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister, the chairman of the State Committee on Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Mr. Ali Hasanov participated and made a speech in the next 65th session of the Executive Committee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees held in Geneva city of Switzerland on September 29-October 3, 2014.

During the event the meetings were also held with Mr. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Somalia's Foreign Minister Hon Buri Hamza.


The delegation led by British Minister for Europe David Lidington were received at the Committee on November 5, 2014, also  their  meetings were organized  with the internally  displaced  persons settled temporarily  in the territories  of  Absheron and  Binagadi districts.





The delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister, the chairman of the State Committee on Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Mr. Ali Hasanov paid an official visit to Islamic Republic of Iran on 23-27 November, 2014 at the invitation of Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare of Iran Ali Rabiee.

During the visit, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov met with the Chairman of Imam Khomeini Relief Committee Huseyn Anvari,  Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare of Iran Ali Rabiee, General Director  of  Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mirahmad Mousavi, co-chairman  of the State Commission on economic, trade and humanitarian cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaizi, First Vice President of  Islamic Republic of Iran Isaac Jahangiri.


The delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and IDPs Ali Hasanov paid an official visit to Kuwait city in order to attend the Third Donor Conference for Syria to be held in Kuwait city on the dates of March 29-April 1,2015.

Within the framework of official visit paid to Emirates Kuwait on March 31, Deputy Prime Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic Ali Hasanov held meetings with the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Secretary-General of the UN Ban Kİ-moon, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohamad Khaled Al-Sabah, representative of UN Secretary-General on humanitarian affairs, Adviser of Kuwaiti Emir on humanitarian affairs and the Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization Abdullah Al-Maatouq, Kuwaiti Deputy Minister of Awqaf, Chairman of the Board of Directors “Asian Committee of Muslims” of International Islamic Charity Organization Adel Al-Falah.







Delegation led by the Iranian Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare Ali Rabi visited our country on April 15-17, 2015. Delegation was received by the Committee and a number of state authorities in the framework of visit as well as meetings were held with internally displaced persons temporarily settled in Absheron district. 
 








Delegation visiting our country and led by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Didier Reinders met with internally displaced persons on April 28, settled in the estates built for IDPs in the territory of Masazir settlement of Absheron district at the expense of funds allocated by State Oil Fund and in the dormitory in Yasamal district. 






Meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs with Mr. Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime-Minister, Chairman of the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and IDPs and the displaced persons residing in the newly constructed residential complex in Masazir settlement of the Absheron district 









Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the delegation led by Ali Hasanov the chairman of the State Committee on Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons has been on an official visit in Japan by the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan  Fumio Kishida from August 26 to 31, 2015.

During his visit, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the member of a parliament for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Kentaro Sonoura, vice-president of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ms. Kae Yanagisawa, Deputy Executive Secretary of Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the chairman of the bureau of foreign affairs, deputy of the parliament Yasukazu Hamada and  head of Japanese company  "Fuji Optical Co.LTD", world famous optometrist Akio Kanai.




On September 3, 2015, William Lacy Singh, Director General of the International Organization for Migration, met with IDPs residing in the areas of Absheron district’s Masazir settlement and of Yasamal district.









On the dates of December 15-17, 2015, delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Committee on Affairs of Refugees and IDPs, Mr. Ali Hasanov has participated and made a speech at the next 8th high-level meeting of Dialogue on Security Duties of UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the subject of “The understanding and resolution of the root causes of resettlement” in Geneva.

 During his visit, Deputy Prime Minister, Ali Hasanov has met the President of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, General Director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing and UN High Commissioner on Refugees Antonio Guterresh.





The 30th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) is underway in New York. An Azerbaijani delegation led by Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Commission on Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking attended the event.   
    
                                                                                                                                    

Fundamental solution of all problems faced by the people forcibly driven out of homelands lies in settlement of Armenia-Azerbaijan, Mountaneous Garabagh Conflict, liberation of occupied territories, assurance of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their native lands with dignity.


 
 
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