Garib Mamadov, Chairman of the State Committee on Land and Cartography, exclusively told Trend that totally three sections on the Azerbaijani-Russian state border remains un-agreed.
According to him, the first section is located in Balakan District of Azerbaijan a place called Meeting Point, the section where the state borders of the three Caucasian States meet one another. A place called Su Govshaghi (Water Junction).is the second un-agreed section of the border. And the third one is a section of the forest in Khachmaz District. Mr. Mammadov said that 85% of the state border between Azerbaijan and Russia had already been agreed upon. Azerbaijan delegation on delimitation and demarcation has recently visited Russia. Certain issues were considered and agreed between the two parties during the visit. The parties examined the territories as well. The next meeting on this issue is expected to be held in Baku.
Mr. Mamadov said that the length of the Azerbaijan state boundary with Georgia is 470 km. Over the past ten years, 98 km out of this section of the state boundary has been agreed upon. During our last visit to Georgia, we carried out productive meetings there, and agreed on 219 km of the border. Works at an expert level have been carried out. The issue should be discussed at the level of commission, and the meeting on this issue will be held in Baku , he said.
The Head of the State Committee considers that the David Garadji Complex is the most disputable point on the border with Georgia. We do not have any principal controversies. The churches are located at the top of the narrow mountain range. They have already been reconstructed. Georgians insist that the Complex is a Georgian church. Our experts say that it is an Albanian church dated 5-7 A.D. The most disputable issue is which territory the church will stay on, he said.
Mr. Mammadov said that the most disputable moment is controversies in the maps issued in 1938 and 1945.