The UK Government will provide another £500,000 to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to support demining in Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The new funding will provide vital training and expert advice to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives.
This UK contribution will make it possible to use the experience of the UN, reduce the risks to the lives of the civilian population in both Armenia and Azerbaijan, and also allow people to restore their lives.
In the spirit of protecting all the peoples of the region, the UK is calling on Armenia and Azerbaijan to sign UN conventions aimed at ending the use of anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions. We call on the authorities to ensure that the UN and other humanitarian organizations can fully contribute to the maintenance of peace and development in all parts of the region, said Minister for Europe and North America James Cleverly.