Azerbaijan’s MFA: Gathering at border crossing point is not a way out of situation

Azerbaijan’s MFA: Gathering at border crossing point is not a way out of situation
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  • calendar-gray 30 April 2020

“In the situation developed in connection with the global health crisis, the Azerbaijani government has taken urgent measures for bringing back to the country of our citizens being in foreign countries and wishing to return, and such measures are still continuing”, said Leyla Abdullayeva, head of the Press service department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), APA reports.

She said event in the current special quarantine regime, our citizens being in foreign countries are brought back to the country.

“As we know, the special portal has been established in order to ensure the return of our citizens in the Russian Federation, the online registration of our citizens has been carried out. In past weeks a group of our citizens, 548 people have been returned to the country, and works are being implemented in order to return our other citizens from Russia to Azerbaijan. However, it should be taken into account that each of our returning citizens is placed in quarantine and this process is carried out in direct connection with the preparation of quarantine places.

Appeals have been made to our citizens several times by us, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of our country to Russia has called on our compatriots, urged them to show understanding. Because currently, after our citizens registered, they should wait for information to send them through “I go home” portal, there is no need for them to go to the border crossing point. Actually by going to border points our citizens endanger the health of themselves and their relatives. We would like to stress once again that the arrival of our citizens to the country is carried out in accordance with the preparation of quarantine places in the country. In this case, of course, we should think about our doctors as well. We should demonstrate respect to the work of medical staff who almost work continuously. It should also be taken into account that we have citizens staying temporarily in other countries too, and want to return, the works are also being carried out in order to return them to the motherland too.

The gathering at the border crossing point is not the way out of the situation, and it is important that each of our citizens would understand this. We would like to note once again that the works implemented by our Government in the area of bringing back to the country of our citizens being in foreign countries will be implemented in the planned manner in accordance with the development of the situation in Azerbaijan, the preparedness of quarantine places and relevant logistic provision”, the MFA official stressed. 

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