NATO: Azerbaijan a reliable partner
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 8 / Trend M.Aliyev /
At an event dedicated to the completion of "Project Saloglu" NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Gabor Iklody said Azerbaijan is a reliable partner for NATO and that the Azerbaijan-Alliance relations will continue further development.
Iklody is on visit to Baku and is attending an event to complete the "Saloglu Project" on cleaning the unexploded ordnance. It is one of the largest conversion projects supported by NATO.
Saloglu was the largest ammunition depot of the Soviet army in the South Caucasus. About 138 depots were destroyed after explosions at the base in August 1991. The "Saloglu Project" was launched in December 2005. More than 640,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance was found and destroyed.
Iklody said the "Saloglu Project" was conducted by the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) at the highest level.
In the future, he said, another foundation will be created for further work on mine clearance in Azerbaijan.