Azerbaijan actively works with the Council of Europe (CoE), the CoE has provided significant support to the country in the field of human rights, democracy, fight against corruption, judicial reforms.

APA reports that Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev said this at an event dedicated to 20 years of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe organized jointly by the Baku Office of the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and ADA University.

The deputy minister said that over the past years, Azerbaijan has become an active member of the Council of Europe.

He reminded that the President of the Council of Europe visited Azerbaijan in April of this year, and within the framework of his visit, the Action Plan was announced, which includes cooperation with the Council of Europe in various fields. the fight against human trafficking and other issues were mentioned. Human rights occupy an important place in the government's agenda, and important steps have been taken in this direction. Work has been done in the direction of important reforms in the judicial system, and this is ongoing."

Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev said that after the 44-day war, Azerbaijan liberated its occupied lands, and the restoration and reconstruction of these territories after the war occupies a central place in the country's development program: "The safe return of displaced persons to their homes is an important condition for peace. But unfortunately that this process is being delayed, because the mines placed in these areas by Armenia are delaying this process and seriously hindering the restoration work. The mine maps presented by Armenia to Azerbaijan are 25 percent accurate. The demining process continues, but we still suffer losses, 262 citizens in the last two years victims of landmines, some of them were killed and some were seriously injured. We also call on international organizations to support Azerbaijan in overcoming this problem."