(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. A meeting was held
between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov,
and UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security
Institutions, Alexander Zuev, the ministry told trend .
During the meeting, satisfaction was expressed with the
country's activities and large-scale initiatives in a number of
areas within the UN. In particular, the activities in the field of
peace and security support, including the participation of the
country's peacekeepers in various missions, were highly
Noting the special importance of the country's cooperation with
the UN and its specialized structures, Bayramov highlighted the
close cooperation of Azerbaijan as a donor country.
The sides also exchanged views on the latest situation in the
region in the post-conflict period (second Karabakh war).
It was noted that despite the fact that the territories of the
country were under the occupation of Armenia for almost 30 years,
about a million Azerbaijanis were expelled from their native lands.
The occupation had a devastating impact on the socio-economic
well-being of the country, and by overcoming difficulties, it
turned from a country receiving aid into a donor country.
Detailed information was provided on the donor activities of the
country during the COVID-19 pandemic, and its contribution to the
global fight against the pandemic.
The assistance provided by the country to numerous countries in
the fields of health, education, technical and humanitarian spheres
was also brought to attention.
The minister also spoke about the process of mine clearance in
the territories of Azerbaijan liberated from Armenian occupation,
and about Azerbaijani citizens who become victims of mines laid by
Armenia that does not cooperate with Azerbaijan in the field of
Bayramov, having informed about the renovation and construction
work in the territories liberated from occupation, the return of
internally displaced persons to their native lands, pointed out the
importance of increasing international efforts to eliminate the
In turn, Zuev, thanking the minister for the detailed
information, noted that he had witnessed great creative work and
great economic development in the country for a short period of
The UN representative said that security in Azerbaijan is
successfully ensured, and law enforcement agencies adequately cope
with the tasks assigned to them.
He also congratulated the country on holding an important
international conference on "Combating mine threat - the path to
sustainable development" held in the country's capital Baku.
The sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual