Mediamax news agency, Yerevan, in Russian
17 Nov 04
British organization conducts mine clearing course in Karabakh
Yerevan, 17 November: An international course on mine clearing and
deactivation and disposal of unexploded munitions of the highest
class ended in the Nagornyy Karabakh Republic (NKR) today. The course
was conducted by the British humanitarian organization on mine
clearing HALO Trust accredited to the NKR.
Representatives from about 10 countries took part in the seminar,
including the USA, the UK, India, Israel, Mozambique and Somali, the
HALO Trust office in Stepanakert Xankandi told our agency.
“The choice of Nagornyy Karabakh as the venue for the course is not
accidental and is explained by the fact that all conditions for
conducting such an event at the international level have been created
here,” a representative of the office said.
The British humanitarian organization HALO Trust started its first
mine clearing operations in Nagornyy Karabakh in 1995, suspended its
activities in 1996 and resumed them in 1999.