By Sabina Mammadli
Improtex Industries LLC has initiated local production of mine
clearing vehicles, Azerbaijan's Minister of Defense Industry Madat
According to him, the equipment, manufactured by the mentioned
company, has already been tested in Azerbaijan's liberated
'The demining process is being actively carried out by the
Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA). We have lots
of work to do in the direction of clearing landmines, which are
left behind by the Armenian armed detachments,' the minister
Separately, ANAMA boss Vugar Suleymanov said that mine clearing
operations on the liberated territories of Azerbaijan are
He said that the territories with an area of 50,000 hectares
have been cleared of mines as of early September.
'Mine clearing operations are being carried out on all of the
liberated territories of Azerbaijan. These territories, where
infrastructure projects are being implemented, agricultural work is
being carried out, roads are being paved and etc.,' he said.
In his opinion, the most of equipment, intended for purchase
abroad, is already in Azerbaijan, and the rest will be imported
this year. He added that vehicles will be re-purchased as needed,
stressing that ANAMA uses the state-of-the-art technologies.
Armenia deliberately and constantly planted mines on Azerbaijani
territories, in violation of the 1949 Geneva Convention, thereby
being a major threat to regional peace, security and
Previously, on June 12, Azerbaijan handed over 15 Armenian
prisoners in exchange for a map detailing the location of 97,000
mines in formerly-occupied Aghdam.
On July 3, Armenia submitted to Azerbaijan maps of about 92,000
anti-tank and anti-personnel mines planted during the occupation of
Fuzuli and Zangilan districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a Russia-brokered peace agreement
on November 10, 2020, to end the 44-day of fighting and work toward
a comprehensive resolution.
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