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The 20th session of the parties to the UN Disarmament Convention was held in Geneva

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The 20th session of the parties to the UN Disarmament Convention held in Geneva was marked by exciting moments.
 
Ednews reports that at the meeting the convention participants and NGO representatives, by the presidents of the four operational committees, discussed several issues - Assistance to Mine Victims, Obligations under Article 5 of the Convention, Prohibition of Mine Production and Sale, Destruction of Existing Stockpiles, Strengthening Cooperation and Assistance in Mine Action and cooperation in the field of activities according to the goals of the convention was discussed. cooperation in the field of strengthening and activities in line with the goals of the convention were discussed. Some NGOs have suggested using the help of women in the fight against landmines.
 
During the meeting, a great dispute arose between the representatives of Argentina and Great Britain regarding the Malawi islands claimed by Argentina. Thus, the Nigerian delegation accused the military opposition in the country of placing mines in the territory controlled by it. In the same way, the exchanges were voiced by the representatives of the European Union against the Afghan delegation.
 
 
In addition, the Russian side is also accused of planting landmines on Ukrainian territory. The Myanmar government has also been accused of planting landmines against opponents of its territory, especially Europeans.
 
It should be noted that Azerbaijan is among the countries most polluted by landmines worldwide. Thus, during the occupation, Armenia planted more than a million landmines on the territory of Azerbaijan.
 
During the two years since the end of the Second Karabakh war, more than 250 Azerbaijani citizens have been killed and seriously injured during mine explosions. According to the calculations of international experts, Azerbaijan needs about 30 years and 25 billion US dollars to solve the issue of demining the territories. Although the war is over, Armenia's terrorist activity against Azerbaijan continues in a new form - mine terrorism.
 
It should be noted that the special representative of the International Eurasia Press Fund, Sami Al-Hajj, and the Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), Samir Poladov, also participated at the session.


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