Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) António Vitorino stressed the importance of the First State Program on Great Return to the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, APA reports.
During his meeting with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, he noted that the IOM can support this process based on its experience.
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.
António Vitorino emphasized Azerbaijan's chairmanship of the Almaty Process - a consultative process on refugee protection and international migration for 2023-2024, and highlighted the importance of this platform in terms of ensuring continuous dialogue and information exchange on migration.