Azerbaijan and the International Organization for Migration enjoy very close relations, said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he received Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM) António Vitorino.
Expressing his gratitude to António Vitorino for participating in the Summit-Level Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group on the fight against COVID-19 to be held in Baku, the head of state said that during Azerbaijan’s chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement, the country put forward a number of initiatives towards the Movement’s further institutionalization.
The International Organization for Migration can support the First State Program on Great Return to the liberated territories of Azerbaijan based on its experience, said Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM) António Vitorino during the meeting.
He also said that since its establishment, the IOM has accumulated extensive experience in the return of internally displaced persons and refugees in different countries of the world, and is ready to share this experience with the Azerbaijani side.
The IOM Director General underlined the importance of establishing a Regional Training Center of the IOM in Azerbaijan, saying that this center will contribute to increasing opportunities and training professional personnel both in Azerbaijan and in the countries of the region.