President: "We must develop national standards for demining operations in Azerbaijan"
- 04 February 2021
"We must develop national standards for demining operations in Azerbaijan," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he received in a video format Vugar Suleymanov due to his appointment as Chairman of the Board of the Agency for Mine Action of the Republic of Azerbaijan, APA reports.
"In other words, there should be standards of Azerbaijan. Of course, it is also necessary to look at international practices. I think that the number of booby traps in our liberated territories is perhaps unprecedented in the world. The clearing work must be done in sequence, of course. Here, too, priorities must be set correctly. You must agree these priorities with the Task Force because these priorities must be consistent with our restoration work. First of all, for example, infrastructure facilities – roads are being built, demining work must be carried out in that area, an airport is being built. This work is being done there, power lines are being laid, so this work must be done along the way," noted the head of state.