MFA releases statement about meeting between chairs of Delimitation Commissions of Georgia and Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has released a statement about the meeting held between the Chairmen of the Commissions of Georgia and Azerbaijan, tasked with delimitation of border between the two countries.

“The Chairmen of the Commissions of Georgia and Azerbaijan on delimitation of border between the two countries, the special representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia, Deputy Foreign Minister Lasha Daraselia and the special representative of the President of Azerbaijan, Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov held a working meeting on May 14 in Baku.

The sides discussed the delimitation of the state border and discussed future steps. It was noted that approximately 2/3 of the state border is agreed by the relevant commissions and it is necessary to update the active communications with the purpose of reconciling the positions of the parties on the disputed sections. It was agreed that the official session of governmental commissions of the two countries will be held next week.

Representatives of the two countries stressed the importance of the issue and noted that any provocations around the issue are unacceptable. The sides agreed that they will be guided by the spirit of strategic partnership.

The sides expressed their willingness to conduct constructive negotiations and emphasized the need of taking good neighborly relations and strategic partnership between the two countries into consideration in the working process, "the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.