Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova had a meeting with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Azerbaijan Adel Ibrahim Ahmad Ibrahim on 7 April, Press and Public Relations Department of the Milli Majlis told APA.
Madame Speaker who greeted the guest sincerely emphasised that Egypt was amongst the first to recognise Azerbaijan as an independent state. Azerbaijan attaches big importance to the continued progress of the bilateral relations whilst the documents that the two sides have signed to date bear well on the on-going intensification of the interaction, according to Mrs Gafarova.
She then mentioned the work done by the Milli Majlis Working Group for the Azerbaijan-Egypt Interparliamentary Contacts as she was talking about the importance of the co-operation between the legislatures of the two countries.
Azerbaijan’s big victory in the Patriotic War was covered at length at the meeting, too. That victory allowed Azerbaijan to rid its lands of the Armenian occupation as well as to restore justice and make its own national territory intact again. And, in that way, our country set foot in a new stage of its advance. Also, Sahiba Gafarova pointed out that rebuilding the de-occupied lands to the highest standards possible and restoring the towns and provinces of the country amounted to one of the most crucial tasks ahead.
The Armenians wreaked grave havoc and committed acts of vandalism in the formerly captured lands of Azerbaijan in the close to thirty years of occupation. Towns and villages, houses, heritage, religious sites and the whole infrastructure had been desecrated, stripped bare and razed to the ground. As though that were not enough, the Armenians had mined those lands and continue violating the international legal principles most outrageously even now. They would not heed all the urges to abstain from such actions; they will not give Azerbaijan the minefield maps, with the consequence being that many Azerbaijani civilians and servicemen have tripped mines and been either killed or injured in the explosions since the war was over. The refusal to supply Azerbaijan with the minefield maps was a war crime in itself, Mrs Gafarova emphasised
Thanking for the kind welcome, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Azerbaijan Adel Ibrahim Ahmad Ibrahim voiced his pleasure with his work in our country as well as the level of interaction between the two parliaments. He also underlined the big progress and remarkable achievements made by Azerbaijan in all the areas. The bilateral relations are becoming deeper with the support from both national administrations, according to Mr Ibrahim.
There was at the meeting also an exchange of views upon other matters of shared interest.