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Demining of Karabakh is on focus of Britain's attention

Headlines 18:01 15 Nov, 2021

UK had contributed £500,000 to a United Nations Development Programme initiative to take action on mines left in the region as a legacy of the conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh

Demining of Karabakh is on focus of Britain's attention

Member of House of Lords of the British Parliament Lord David Evans has addressed a written question to British Government to ask what assistance they have provided, and what plans they have to provide assistance, to the government of Azerbaijan to help with its ongoing efforts to clear landmines in that country, Azerbaijani Embassy to Great Britain told Qazet.az.

Britain's Minister of State Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Department Lord Goldsmith has answered MP's question.

"In June the Ministry of Defence sent Counter Explosives Experts to survey parts of Azerbaijan worst effected by unexplored ordnance to understand how the UK can best support Azerbaijan in this area. The Minister for Europe and Americas announced in September that the UK had contributed £500,000 to a United Nations Development Programme initiative to take action on mines left in the region as a legacy of the conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. These funds will assist with training and personnel to support de-mining in Azerbaijan," the response reads.

Question of the British parliamentarian, and as well as answer of the MFA official has been placed on the official website of the British Parliament.