UK MP: Mine action - one of Azerbaijan's priorities

    POLITICS  26 May 2023 - 12:37

    Mine action is one of the priorities for the Azerbaijani government, British MP Matthew Offord said during the 2nd International Conference on “Mine Action – the Path to Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals” in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam.

    He noted that Azerbaijan has identified mine action as an important point for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, according to Report.

    "Mine action must necessarily be taken into account in national plans. In this regard, the whole world looks to Azerbaijan as an example. The remaining unexploded ordnance slows down the development of the economy and many other areas," the MP said.

    It should be noted that the planting of mines by Armenia has resulted in the contamination of vast areas of Azerbaijan. The mines are indiscriminate and continue to claim lives, posing a significant threat to innocent civilians. Almost every day, there is news of civilians or military personnel being injured or killed as a result of mine explosions in Azerbaijan's liberated lands.

    Despite international pressure, Armenia has continued to engage in mine-deploying activities, undermining the region’s security.

    Azerbaijan has taken action, demining 74,644.8 ha from landmines and ERW since November 10, 2020, through the Mine Action Agency of Azerbaijan (ANAMA) and other demining operators. 

     

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