Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has received the Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan told APA.
Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Dr Michael Spindelegger, the Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development.
At the meeting, it was emphasized that fruitful discussions were held at the annual international Mobility Partnership Conference organized in Baku on the sidelines of the Support to the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan (MOBILAZE). It was noted that migration is one of the most important issues of the global agenda, including the European Union.
The sides underlined that Azerbaijan closely cooperates with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development and highly appreciates the MOBILAZE project in supporting the mobility processes and people-to-people contacts, which is the important cooperation dimension between the EU and Azerbaijan. Furthermore, the sides highlighted the Readmission and Visa facilitation agreements signed between the EU and Azerbaijan serve to this dimension and underlined the commitment of Azerbaijan to the implementation of these agreements.
Touching upon the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Minister Elmar Mammadyarov stressed that Azerbaijan faced large-scale internal migration problems. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov underlined that the relevant authorities of Azerbaijan have made significant progress in improving the living conditions of the refugees and IDPs. Minister informed his interlocutor on the current stage of negotiations on the settlement of the conflict.
At the meeting, the sides also exchanged their views on the regional issues of mutual interest.