Azerbaijan’s government and people mine-clear 2023

Adriana Aristizabal, founder and CEO of iVoice Communications, former war correspondent, and member of the Roots of Peace International Advisory Board, told reporters that Azerbaijan’s fight against the mining menace is an example for many nations, Trend reports.

She made the remark in Baku, on the margins of the second International Humanitarian Conference on mine clearance, on the subject of “Combatting the mine threat – the path to sustainable development.”

“What I saw yesterday in Azerbaijan’s Aghdam district startled me. “The way the government and people of Azerbaijan work together to clear the territories is a model for many other nations,” said Aristizabal.

“I discovered that Azerbaijan’s territory is contaminated with millions of explosives. “However, with the assistance of programs currently being implemented in Azerbaijan, the country will soon be able to safely return all internally displaced individuals to their homes,” she added.

Following the liberation of its territory, Azerbaijan began operations in November 2020 to clear its territory of explosives, booby traps, and various weaponry left behind by Armenian forces.

Approximately 30,420 hectares of Azerbaijani land have been cleared of explosives and unexploded ordnance by engineer-sapper units in the liberated territories, according to the Defense Ministry.

The detection and neutralization of 10,206 anti-personnel mines, 2,580 anti-tank mines, and 10,446 inert ordnance devices.

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