Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.13
By Elchin Mekhtiyev - Trend:
A 180 kilometre long section of the Azerbaijani-Georgian border has not been fully agreed yet, Chairman of the State Committee for Land and Cartography Garib Mammadov told journalists on Feb.12.
The length of the Azerbaijani-Georgian border is 480 kilometres, of which 300 kilometres have already been agreed, according to the committee chairman.
"Our specialists have been to Georgia twice and determined the territories on which no agreement has been reached. Georgian experts have also been to Azerbaijan. We will visit Georgia when the commission invites us through diplomatic channels," Mammadov said.
Georgia borders with seven districts of Azerbaijan - Gazakh, Agstafa, Tovuz, Samukh, Gakh, Balaken and Zagatala running to a length of 480 kilometres. The parties have agreed on over 60 percent of the state border line.
The unresolved issue of the delimitation and demarcation of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border affects the fate of one of the attractions of the South Caucasus - David Gareji monastery complex. A complex of cave monasteries, David Gareji is located 60 kilometres south-east of Tbilisi.
Lavra of Saint David which is located on the northern slope of the mountain that separates Georgia and Azerbaijan, is considered to be the main monastery.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.