UNICEF appreciates Azerbaijan's work in healthcare sector development

Thu 13 May 2010 10:03 GMT | 15:03 Local Time

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UNICEF Regional Director for CEE/CIS Steven Allen is visiting Azerbaijan.

Chairperson of State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova met Steven Allen on May 12.

Huseynova briefed Allen on the work done in his country to protect rights of women, children and the youth.

'But there are some problems that children face in the country who were forced to leave their lands by the Armenian aggressors. We address their problems,” she underlined.

Steven Allen, in turn, said he witnessed rapid development process in Azerbaijan.

According to him, at present, some problems exist that children face across the world. 'These problems can be overcome through joint cooperation.'

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov also met UNICEF Regional Director for CEE/CIS Steven Allen.

Allen praised the current state of relationship between Azerbaijan and UNICEF. He also hailed what the Azerbaijani government had done for development of healthcare sector in the country, rehabilitation of refugee children and their integration into society.

Mammadyarov, in turn, said cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNICEF was at high level.

He also added this cooperation contributes to the Azerbaijani government`s policy to develop social sphere in the country. The sides also discussed other issues of mutual interest.


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