The mine problem slows down reconstruction and construction in the territories liberated from occupation and hinders the return of former internally displaced persons to their ancestral lands, Habib Mikayilli, Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Presidential Administration, said at the presentation of the book “Renaissance. Beginning” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the national leader Heydar Aliyev.
According to him, Azerbaijan is among the 10 most mine-contaminated countries: “During the occupation, Armenia planted more than 1 million mines in these territories. After the Patriotic War, 300 people became victims of mine explosions. Today, destruction and mines in the liberated territories are the biggest problems facing our country.”