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2Nd International Humanitarian Conference On Mine Clearance Kicks Off In Baku (PHOTO) (UPDATE)

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) First version published at 11:27

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. The international conference on "Combating mine threat - the path to sustainable development" is being held in Baku, trend reports.

The event is being jointly organized by Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) and the UN.

The main purpose of the event, which is a continuation of the International Conference on humanitarian mine action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), held on from March 30 through April 1, 2022, is to bring to the attention of the international community and parties interested in combating the mine threat consequences faced by the country.

Moreover, taking into account the global nature of the problem, the conference is designed to present national and global SDGs on humanitarian de-mining, strengthening joint partnership and support in this direction.

The conference was attended by about 160 representatives from 51 countries, including former heads of state and government, members of parliaments of several countries, the UN headquarters senior staff, representatives of reputable international organizations, institutions working in the field of mine clearance, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country.

The opening of the conference took place in Aghdam on May 26.

The conference participants first got acquainted with the exhibition organized at the Aghdam Conference Center.

Also, a car, that was blown up by a mine on April 28, 2023 in the direction of of the village of Tapgaragoyunlu of Tartar district, was shown at the exhibition. The mentioned explosion took the lives of several people.


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