Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) visited Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs in Bern, Switzerland on December 5.
Being received by Stefan Wellauer, Human Security Division of the Directorate of Political Affairs of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Specialist for the South Caucasus, Ahmad Shahidov gave detailed information about the organization under his presidency and elaborated on the state of human rights in Azerbaijan. For his part, Stefan Wellauer said that human rights were crucial issue for his country. He noted that processes that going on in Azerbaijan are in the center of their attention and negotiations are underway with Azerbaijani government in this respect.
In the frame of his official visit Ahmad Shahidov held a meeting with President of Foreign Affairs Committee of Swiss National Council Carlo Sommaruga on December 5. During the meeting sides made exchange of views on external policy of Switzerland.
Head of AIDHR, Ahmad Shahidov also visited one of the mainstream humanitarian organizations Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva Switzerland, on December 5. He held a meeting with Susanne Gentz, Project Manager of Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Providing detailed information related to AIDHR, Ahmad Shahidov went on commenting on the future projects to be implemented by the organization and touched on bilateral cooperation to be established between two organizations.