Int’l community should help Azerbaijan with demining in liberated lands – US experts


BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.3. If there are any methods
the worldwide group may help Azerbaijan with the demining
within the liberated territories, these in a position to take action definitely ought to,
former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta informed Development.

He expressed considerations for these injured on account of mine
explosion and hopes for his or her rehabilitation and fast

“It’s each very harmful and essential work, however I do know
from my time in Azerbaijan that there’s a nice diploma of
skilled competence in Azerbaijan there relating to
demining. I bear in mind assembly with ANAMA [now Azerbaijan’s Mine
Action Agency] on my first journey to Ganja after arriving as
Ambassador,” stated Cekuta.

He identified that mines and different unexploded ordinance are a
drawback in lots of international locations all over the world — in Egypt, for
instance, which is probably probably the most mined nation on this planet, in
the western Balkans, and even in elements of Western Europe.

“The authorities and specialists coping with the risks of the
unexploded ordinance left after a battle completely must share
information and expertise with one another so everybody can higher
handle the threats these lethal supplies pose,” famous Cekuta.

Richard Hoagland, the previous co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group
from the US, believes it’s time for the worldwide group to
set up a conference banning the usage of landmines.

“The unhappy reality is that demining after a battle is a protracted and
inevitably imprecise operation, and folks and folks and their
animals will proceed to be killed. Even probably the most correct landmine
maps don’t completely pinpoint each landmine. There are
exceptionally expert demining teams just like the Halo Belief, however even
they don’t at all times discover each single mine. Maybe it’s time for the
worldwide group to determine a conference banning the use
of landmines. This could be an uphill battle, nevertheless it’s definitely
price contemplating,” he added.

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