Azerpoct suspends mail to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

ICT Materials 30 August 2010 13:16 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, August 30 / Trend H. Valiyev /

Azerbaijan's postal operator suspended mail deliveries to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through Iran today.

Head of the Postal Department at the Communications and IT Ministry's Novruz Mammadov told Trend that Azerpoct decided to halt the deliveries as they are "untimely and expensive."

"Azerbaijan has delivered mail to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through Iran," he said. "But Iran has difficulties with their mail service. We met repeatedly with Iran to resolve the issue and to to introduce a simplified delivery procedure. However, the issue remains on the agenda, as several questions are still unresolved."

Mammadov added that mail deliveries through Iran may recommence once the sides agree upon a simplified delivery procedure.

Cooperation in the postal communications between Azerbaijan and Iran was discussed last December. A memorandum of cooperation was also signed between the Communications and IT Ministry and the Iranian Information and Communications Ministry in 2009.