British MPs discuss aid to Azerbaijan for mine clearance in liberated areas

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BAKOU, Azerbaijan, November 15

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British MP Lord David Evans addressed the country’s government on the issue of supporting Azerbaijan in its efforts to clear landmines in its territories freed from Armenian occupation. [as a result of the 2020 second Karabakh war] and provide respective further assistance in the future, Azerbaijani Embassy told Trend.

According to Goldsmith, in June 2021, the UK Ministry of Defense sent a counter-explosives expert to Azerbaijan to understand how the UK can support the country on the issue of mine clearance.

In addition, according to Goldsmith, Minister for Europe and the Americas Wendy Morton announced in September that the UK had contributed £ 500,000 to a United Nations Development Program initiative to take action to eliminate the problem of mines existing in the region. [as a legacy of the Karabakh conflict].

These funds will be used for training and involvement of personnel to support demining in Azerbaijan, the MP added.

Evans’ address and Goldsmith’s response can be found on the UK Parliament’s official website by clicking on:

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/write-questions/detail/2021-11-02/hl3620

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