As a continuation of the discussions held on December 3, 2022, on December 7, a team consisting of experts from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the State Service for Property Issues under the Ministry of Economy and the "AzerGold" Closed Joint Stock Company visited the temporary location of the Russian peacekeeping contingent. He held a meeting with the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Khojaly regarding the illegal exploitation of mineral deposits in the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the resulting ecological and other secondary consequences.

APA reports that this was announced in a joint statement of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.

It was noted that during the meeting, on-site inspection of mineral deposits, especially Kizilbulag gold and Demirli copper-molybdenum deposits, stopping of illegal exploitation, monitoring and inventorying in various directions, organization of cadastral accounting of property, potential damage to the environment, underground and surface water sources and the issues of risk assessment and elimination of the consequences of the damage were discussed.

The meeting was held in a constructive spirit.

Related contacts will be continued.

Additional information will be provided to the public.