Agreement reached on creation of mechanisms for demarcation and delimitation of border between Azerbaijan and Armenia before year end - Putin
BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 26
The first of them is the creation of mechanisms – we agreed to do this by the end of this year – for the demarcation and delimitation of the border between the two states, President of Russia Vladimir Putin said making a press statement jointly with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Trend reports.
“We – and I should say this from the very beginning – worked very constructively today. It was a deep analysis of the situation that has developed today. We have paid tribute to the work of our Russian peacekeepers, border guards, the specialists engaged in mine clearance to ensure the return of people to their permanent places of residence.
I would also like to note that we have agreed on a number of issues that I consider to be crucial. The first of them is the creation of mechanisms – we agreed to do this by the end of this year – for the demarcation and delimitation of the border between the two states. I do hope this happens as soon as possible. There are no obstacles to the creation of these mechanisms. The second thing I would like to draw your attention to is that there is a very important sensitive point related to humanitarian issues, and here we have also made significant progress. And finally, the third issue is that we talked in great detail about economic issues, the development of economic ties and, above all, as a first step, we talked about the unblocking of transport corridors – this applies to the railway and to automobile communications. I think that we should thank our deputy prime ministers who have been working on this issue for quite some time. Next week – this is another agreement we have reached – they will gather in Moscow in order to sum up some results and announce the decisions that we have agreed upon today.
Thank you very much again for today's work. I would like to express my gratitude to both the President of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia,” Putin said.