Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister received the head of Azerbaijan Mission of International Committee of the Red Cross

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On July 8, 2005 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov received Mrs. Mary Werntz, the head of Azerbaijan Mission of International Committee of the Red Cross.

Minister Mammadyarov sincerely welcomed the guest and broadly exchanged views on Committee's activity in Azerbaijan. At the meeting, war prisoners, missing persons, situation in penitentiary system of Azerbaijan, interaction with various governmental agencies, as well as other fields of activity of the Committee were also discussed.

Concerning war prisoners and missing persons, Minister Mammadyarov emphasized that positive resolution of such issues is important from the view of establishment of mutual confidence and trust for Azerbaijan which is engaged in peace process. Minister Mammadyarov stressed that on such issues Azerbaijan adheres to the principles of International Humanitarian Law. Noting the violations of these principles by Armenia, Minister Mammadyarov emphasized that such violations are also reflected in the report of Fact-Finding Mission of the OSCE.

Minister Mammadyarov wished success in future endeavours of the Committee in Azerbaijan and expressed the willingness of Ministry of Foreign Affairs to closely cooperate in the resolution of all issues faced by the Committee.