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MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY AND TURKEY NATIONAL MINE ACTION CENTER REPRESENTATIVES VISIT TO THE AZERBAIJAN NATIONAL AGENCY FOR MINE ACTION

During the period of 16-19 May, 2018 Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey, Lt. Gen. Goksal Kaya and Colonel Nedim Fatih Seyha of the Turkey National Mine Action Center have visited Azerbaijan in order to get familiaried with the activities of ANAMA HQ, Goygol Regional Training Center and ongoing operations at Jeyranchol PfP Trust Fund project area.

On 18 May 2018, the delegation met with ANAMA Director Mr. Gazanfar Ahmadov and Planning and Development Manager Mr. Parviz Gidayev at ANAMA HQ.

During the meeting a broad information on humanitarian mine action operations, existing unexploded ordnance problem, international projects, various training implemented for local and international staff has been delivered to the visitors. Further bilateral cooperation on humanitarian mine action training cources and ANAMA’s support to the mine clearance operations in mine affected territories of Turkey Republic have also been discussed. One of the main topics for the discussion was possibility of delivering training courses by ANAMA Training, Survey and Qaulity Assurance Division to the Turkey National Mine Action Center staff at ANAMA Goygol Regional Training Base as well as conducting various specialized technical training for ANAMA senior field operators in Turkey.

Being a lead nation in Jeyranchol PfP Trust Fund project Turkish delegation have been most interested in observation of unexploaded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in Jeyranchel, which is planned to be completed in summer 2018.