Head of ANAMA call on int'l organizations from Shusha

Vugar Suleymanov, head of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA)

© APA | Vugar Suleymanov, head of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA)

# 07 February 2023 13:34 (UTC +04:00)

"More than 1 mln of landmine has been placed on the territories of Azerbaijan. Its victims are civilians," says the head of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) Vugar Suleymanov.

According to him, 282 people become victims of a mine explosion and 46 of them died. 28 000 anti-personnel mines and 39 000 unexploded military ordnance (UXO) have been found in de-occupied territories so far and this process is being continued.

He stressed that a number of international organizations support Azerbaijan in the process of demining.

The head of the ANAMA highlighted that the new project will further expand the operational and institutional capacity of the Agency: "We call on the international community to support us in this process. I am grateful to the European Union and our partners from Britain for supporting us in this process".

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