A declaration of intent has been signed between the Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (ANAMA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Zangilan City at the opening day of the 3rd International Conference on Mine Action, themed “Mitigating Environmental Impact of Landmines: Resource Mobilization for Safe and Green Future,” Report informs.

The declaration of intent includes cooperation in the establishment of the Center of Excellence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The document was signed by Vugar Suleymanov, Chairman of the Board of the Mine Action Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Alessandra Roccasalvo, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Azerbaijan.

The Center will provide national, regional, and international training and capacity building, certification, and knowledge transfer in mine action, as well as promote research and innovation in mine action to develop the latest technologies and methodologies in humanitarian demining.

The establishment of the Center is an indicator of Azerbaijan’s intention to increase its capabilities in combating mine threats and to contribute to global efforts for a mine-free world.

This initiative reflects Azerbaijan’s commitment to peace, security and sustainable development, regional and global cooperation in accordance with both national and international aspirations.