NATO's Assistant Secretary General to visit Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 28 / Trend /
NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Ambassador Gabor Iklody will visit Azerbaijan next week, Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told Trend.
NATO's Assistant Secretary General will take part in the 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 as a result of explosion on the base in August 1991. The "Saloglu project" was launched in December 2005. More than 640,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance were found and destroyed up to now.