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Press release on the outcomes of the 8th meeting of the State Commission on the Delimitation of the State Border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, and the Commission on the Matters of Delimitation of the State Border and Border Security between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan VIDEO

Press release on the outcomes of the 8th meeting of the State Commission on the Delimitation of the State Border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, and the Commission on the Matters of Delimitation of the State Border and Border Security between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan VIDEO

April 19, 2024

The 8th meeting of the State Commission on the Delimitation of the State Border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia and the Commission on the Matters of Delimitation of the State Border and Border Security between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan took place under the chairmanship of Shahin Mustafayev, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Mher Grigoryan, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, on April 19, 2024 on the border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia.

During the meetings, the commissions hereby agreed as follows:

• At the initial stage of the delimitation process, the Parties preliminarily agreed on the passage of separate segments of the border line directly between the residential areas of Baganis (RA) - Baganys Ayrim (AR), Voskepar (RA) - Ashagy Askipara (AR), Kirants (RA) – Kheyrimli (AR), and Berkaber (RA) - Gyzylhajily (AR), with an aim of aligning them in accordance with the legally justified inter-republican border that existed within the framework of the Soviet Union at the time of its dissolution.

• Decided that the description of these segments of the border line will be prepared, taking into account the clarification of coordinates based on geodetic measurements on the ground, which will be formalized by the corresponding protocol-description, to be agreed upon and signed by the Parties by May 15, 2024.

• Agreed that the Parties will appeal to their respective Governments to take measures for the simultaneous and parallel deployment of their border services on the agreed segments of the border line.

• Additionally, the Parties agreed that until the full completion of the delimitation process, the said segments of the border line specified in the protocol-description will be considered delimited.

• Simultaneously agreed to complete work on finalizing the draft Regulation on the Joint Activity of the State Commission on the Delimitation of the State Border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia and the Commission on the Matters of Delimitation of the State Border and Border Security between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan by July 1, 2024, and to start the process of internal prosedures and approval of the Regulation accordingly and in compliance with the requirements of the legislations of the Parties.

• The Parties agreed that within the delimitation process they will be guided by the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1991. They also agreed to enshrine this basic principle in the draft Regulation (if the Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and Interstate Relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia stipulates otherwise in the future, the relevant provision of the Regulation will be brought into line with the principles established by this Agreement).

• Agreed that after the Parties approve the Regulation, they will agree on the sequence and continue the process of delimitation of all other border sections, including on issues related to enclaves and exclaves.

As the result of the meeting, the protocol was signed. The Parties decided to negotiate the date and location of the next meeting in working order.

Press release on the outcomes of the 8th meeting of the State Commission on the Delimitation of the State Border between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, and the Commission on the Matters of Delimitation of the State Border and Border Security between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan VIDEO

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