Serbia, Belgrade / Trend corr. E.Huseynli / Transboundary rivers running via Azerbaijan are polluted by the other countries of the South Caucasus, Huseyngulu Bagirov, the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Minister, said during the 6th International conference of the ecology ministers in Belgrade.
Kur and Araz boundary rivers are polluted on 700mln cu m in the territories border upon the Azerbaijani Government. Pollution of these rivers causes pollution of the Caspian Sea.
Azerbaijan holds intensive monitorings to clean the polluted boundary territories. Azerbaijani joined international convention on clean of Transboundary waters. Turkey, Georgia and Armenia refused to join the convention. In such a case we cannot speak about purity of the rivers.
New laboratories have been set up around boundaries to prevent pollution of the rivers. Moreover, the new water treatment works have been used to prevent pollution of the Caspian Sea.