No:301/21, Information of the Press Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the meeting of Minister Jeyhun Bayramov with the new Representative of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to Azerbaijan Alex Heikens
On August 10, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov received the new Representative of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to Azerbaijan Alex Heikens. Alex Heikens presented his Letter of Accreditation to the Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov congratulated UNICEF Representative on his appointment and wished him success in his work. The Minister noted that Azerbaijan has established the mutually beneficial cooperation with UNICEF since the first years of independence. Jeyhun Bayramov also expressed confidence that the experience of newly appointed Representative will contribute to further strengthening the existing cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNICEF.
Alex Heikens, in turn, thanked Minister Jeyhun Bayramov for the reception and expressed satisfaction with his appointment to Azerbaijan. He expressed confidence that successful cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNICEF in many areas would further continue. At the same time, UNICEF Representative stressed the importance of every child having access to quality education, and spoke about the work done by UNICEF in this regard during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov spoke about the consequences of aggressive policy of Armenia against Azerbaijan, including the deliberate targeting of Azerbaijani civilians, houses, schools and other civilian objects. He informed about the scale of the destruction in the liberated territories, damage to the cultural and religious monuments, threat of mines, restoration and reconstruction work carried out in the liberated areas.
The other issues of mutual interest were also discussed at the meeting.