Renovated border checkpoint opens in liberated Gubadli [PHOTO]
By Sabina Mammadli
The State Border Service has opened the renovated Eyvazli border checkpoint in liberated Gubadli region on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, Trend has reported.
All conditions have been created for border guards working in the new building of the Eyvazli border checkpoint located in Gudadli liberated from Armenia's occupation in last year's war, the report added.
Col Rashad Mashadiyev, an employee of the State Border Service press center, said that the newly-renovated office building was put into operation at the checkpoint to ensure a high level of joint activities of the State Border Service and the State Customs Committee.
"Proper registration of vehicles and goods of the people that cross the state border, entering data into a centralized electronic registration system and other border control measures are carried out here. The protection of this area is held by border checkpoints," he said.
It should be noted that the checkpoint is located on the Gorus-Gafan highway in Eyvazli village.
Earlier, State Customs Committee Chairman Col-Gen Safar Mehdiyev said that the duties worth about AZN 2 million ($1.2 million) were collected from the Gorus-Gafan border checkpoint.
Mehdiyev said that the corresponding post of the State Customs Committee was created on the Gorus-Gafan road about two months ago.
“The duties charged from light, heavy cars, as well as people at other border checkpoints and the duties charged from foreign cars and citizens who enter the Azerbaijani territory are the same,” the chairman said.
As for the information that the opposite side will take a similar step, the chairman said that this is the Azerbaijani territory.
“If our cars enter the territory of the opposite side, the opposite side will make a corresponding decision,” Mehdiyev said.
Azerbaijan liberated Gubadli from Armenia's occupation on October 25, 2020. The battles for Gubadli are considered to be one of the most successful operations that resulted in the Azerbaijani army's victory in the Second Karabakh War.
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