By Sara Israfilbayova
The fourth meeting of the joint commission on demarcation of the state borderbetween Azerbaijan and Russia is being held in Baku on Thursday.
The Azerbaijani delegation is led by Deputy Foreign Minister, Chairman of the State Commission on demarcation of state border between Azerbaijan and Russia Khalaf Khalafov, while the Russian delegation is led by Vadim Viktorovich Postnov, Co-Chair of the Azerbaijan-Russia Joint Commission on Demarcation.
The event brings together members of state commissions, government officials and experts of both countries, as well as heads of border districts.
The meeting which is to last until April 17 is focused on determination of the state border line on the area with the designation of special border marks in the Azerbaijani-Russian state border, as well as the work carried out to date.
Azerbaijan is bound by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south and has an 11 km border with Turkey in the south west.
Azerbaijan–Russia border is 390 km in length. The boundary is set by the contract signed in Baku on October 3, 2010.
The border demarcation between Azerbaijan and Russia is carried out in accordance with the agreement on the delimitation [determination of the general position and direction of the state border between neighboring states through negotiations] of borders by the parties. Russia remains at the moment the only neighboring country with which Azerbaijan has fully completed the process of delimitation.
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