Two children, who are citizens of Azerbaijan and were kept in an Iraqi prison, were repatriated to their homeland along the Baghdad-Istanbul-Baku route on May 25, according to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

The repatriation became possible as a result of coordinated and phased measures carried out by the government of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijani embassy in Iraq organized their repatriation to their homeland. The children were issued “Certificates of return to the Republic of Azerbaijan” and provided with air tickets.

Upon arrival in Azerbaijan, the repatriates underwent the necessary medical examination and were placed in the relevant institutions for reintegration and rehabilitation. Their transfer to relatives is envisaged upon completion of the relevant procedures. 

Thus, the total number of Azerbaijani citizens repatriated from Iraq to their homeland has reached 290 people.