Working Group on Delimitation of Azerbaijani-Russian Borders Reach Agreement on Disputable Territories
Azerbaijan, Sheki /corr. Trend E.Guliyev / The working group on delimitation and demarcation of the state borders of Azerbaijan and Russia discussed the views of the experts and reached an agreement on the disputable territories. This issue will be discussed at the next meeting of the Commission for Delimitation and Demarcation of State Borders, a source stated in Executive Power of Balakan District which is located 390km north-west from Baku.
On 26 July the experts of the working groups on delimitation and demarcation of the state borders of Azerbaijan and Russia held an inspection over 45-km section of the border in the Balakan district of Azerbaijan. Later the experts met with the Head of the Balakan Executive Power and reported the results of the inspection.
The section in Balakan district is one of the uncoordinated borders. The final document on the meeting of the experts will be included in the agenda of the 14th meeting of the Commission for Delimitation of State Borders, which will take place in Baku.
During the 13th meeting of the Commission in Makhachgala, the parties decided to continue talks to approach positions of the two countries on this issue. Azerbaijan was represented at the meeting by the Governmental delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Khalaf Khalafov and Russia by Ambassador on special charges of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Yakovenko.
Currently three sections remain uncoordinated and it makes up only 5% of the borders between the two countries. One of them is the border bridge over the Samur river, second is the inshore forestry area of Khachmaz district and third is located in the Balakan district.