State Commission on Delimitation and Demarcation of Borders not Estimates Keshikchi Dagh’s Historical Significance
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend A.Ismayilova / The Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Khalaf Khalafov, stated in Baku on 3 April that the Georgian-Azerbaijani State Commission on Border Delimitation and Demarcation is not involved in the historical significance of Keshikchi Dag complex, which is located in the uncoordinated section of the state border with Georgia.
The deputy minister, who is also the co-chair of the State Commission, was commenting on a statement made by the Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili. The Georgian minister voiced his disagreement at the statement that the David Garejji monastery complex is a monument of Alban culture and is called Keshikchi.
Khalafov reported that the commission was involved in the definition of border lines. The statement urging that this complex belongs of Alban culture was made by the head of the Azerbaijani State Committee on Land and Cartography, Garib Mammadov.
The David Garejji Monastery is not located at the border of two countries - Azerbaijan and Georgia. Several monasteries of the complex are in the territory of Georgia and part in the territory of Azerbaijan.