(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 20. France ranks
among the leading nations globally in terms of landmine use,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his
address to the participants of the "Neocolonialism: Violation of
Human Rights and Injustice" international conference, Trend reports.
"Over 5 million mines were planted across Algeria alone. As a
result, just like Azerbaijan, Algeria is among the top countries in
the world suffering from mine explosions. On that list, immediately
behind France, comes its close ally – Armenia. In just three years,
some 340 Azerbaijanis, including civilians, fell victim to the
mines planted by Armenia across Azerbaijan's formerly occupied
territories. Among others, one of the reasons that closely binds
these two countries is the practice of resorting to mine
terrorism," President Ilham Aliyev said.
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