Support whether financial donations or loans to Armenia and Azerbaijan must be at the same level
BAKOU, Azerbaijan, December 18
The level of support, whether financial donations or loans to Armenia and Azerbaijan, should be at the same level, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with the newspaper Italian âIl Sole 24 Ore,â Trend reports.
“Yesterday during the meeting with President Michel, I even suggested to the European Commission to examine the advisability of financing from demining funds in Azerbaijan,” said the President of Azerbaijan.
“I said okay, don’t give us the money. Provide financial support to European companies involved in mine clearance and let them come to Azerbaijan, and start this work. Because physically it is not possible for Azerbaijan to do it in a short period of time. Besides, it is very expensive. You are absolutely right, without demining we cannot bring people back. They have been waiting for this for almost thirty years. Now , the great reconstruction has started but the areas which are being reconstructed are cleared, but the rest are not. Thus, those who return will face serious problems and threats to their lives. I hope so after this communication there will be more clarity on this, but of course our needs are not limited only by demining. Everything is destroyed. There are no towns, no villages – nothing – they are totally destroyed. Our position is as follows, “said the Head of State.