Armenian government to build wall on border with Azerbaijan

Armenia Materials 11 September 2014 18:45 (UTC +04:00)

The Armenian government has allocated funds for the construction of a protective wall at the border with Azerbaijan.

The wall will be built in the Armenian village of Chinari in the Tavush region, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan said at a government meeting Sept. 11, news.am. website reported.

"The wall will be built on certain sections of the border," he said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.

As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.