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Mine Action Symposium held in Biograd

on 27 April 2017

The “Mine Action 2017” Symposium was held from 25th to 27th April in the Town of Biograd, under the high patronage of the Croatian Parliament Speaker, Mr. Božo Petrov.

The Symposium was organized by the Government Office for Mine Action, Croatian Mine Action Centre and Croatian Mine Action Centre - Centre for Testing, Development and Training. It was attended by 158 participants from 32 countries. The two partner countries shared their stories – representatives of the Republic of Colombia presented their experiences in solving the problems of IEDs, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Croatia, Ms Astrid Versto, informed the attendees about the ways in which Norway supports humanitarian mine action programmes around the world.

Among the topics were the 20th anniversary of the Ottawa Convention, land release, IEDs and new technologies in mine action and the International CBRN centre and International Advanced Robotic Programme (IARP) hold their workshop on C-IED and C-CBRN EOD Action.

A field demonstration was held at a technical survey work site in the hinterlands, where, CROMAC presented their technical survey activities and manufacturers presented their equipment.