Russia and Azerbaijan agree to border demarcation plan for 2022

The Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday (2 November) that the Russian-Azerbaijani demarcation commission had agreed on a border demarcation plan for 2022. The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, and Russia, Sergey Lavrov, also held a phone conversation yesterday. 

The Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the tenth meeting of the Joint Russian-Azerbaijani Demarcation Commissiok took place in last week in Pyatigorsk, Russia. According to the report, “issues related to the continuation of the process of demarcation of the state border between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan were discussed". It adds that the Commision approved a Work plan for 2022.

The parties reportedly stated that the Work plan for 2021 had been fully implemented, and that the meeting had been “held in the spirit of open dialogue and mutual understanding”. The sides have agreed to a future meeting in Azerbaijan, with dates to be agreed later through diplomatic channels.

According to the Azerbaijani readout, the meeting between Lavrov and Bayramov covered a range of issues on the bilateral relations agenda, such as the implementation of trilateral statements, including activities of the working group on the opening of transport and communication.

The duo also reportedly stressed that it was vital to develop a cooperation platform in a 3 + 3 format, and exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.

Source: with agencies
Photo: The foreign ministers of Russia and Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov and Sergei Lavrov, conduct a joint press conference in Baku, 11 May 2021; Kremlin Press Office