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Azerbaijan, Georgia mull issues of border delimitation

19 April 2017 17:58 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijan, Georgia mull issues of border delimitation

By Rashid Shirinov

Regular consultations were held in Baku on April 19 on delimitation of the state border between Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The talks were led by Deputy Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Georgia ,Khalaf Khalafov and David Dondua. The meeting was also attended by representatives of both countries’ foreign ministries and experts from relevant state bodies of Azerbaijan.

The parties discussed the issues of the state border line crossing and exchanged views on certain documents for their subsequent consideration within the relevant state commissions.

Following the consultations, the sides agreed to continue discussions on the disputed sections and to take the necessary measures for holding the next meeting of the Commission in Tbilisi. The timing of the meeting will be agreed through diplomatic channels.

Azerbaijan is surrounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, Iran to the south and has an eleven-kilometer border with Turkey in the southwest.

The length of the state border between Azerbaijan and Georgia is 480 kilometers. The parties intend to complete the work on delimitation this year.

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Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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