Georgi Manjgaladze: I do not rule out territorial exchange because of Davit Garadji Monastery problem

Georgi Manjgaladze: I do not rule out territorial exchange because of Davit Garadji Monastery problem
# 31 October 2006 10:31 (UTC +04:00)
He said that a part of monastery of 100 square kilometer of territory was in the territory of Azerbaijan during post Soviet period.
“It is a huge monastery complex of 100 square of kilometer. A part of the monastery was in Azerbaijani territory during post Soviet period. This is historic-cultural monument, and I do not deny of getting compromise on this problem. The territories on the border lines can be exchanged on the agreement; this precedent is widely applied in world practice� he said.
He also denied the information spread in Georgia press that Azerbaijani Armed Forces occupied a part of Davit Garadji monastery.
“This information is groundless. According to the agreement with Azerbaijani side, the border services should coordinate their activity mutually,� the deputy minister said. /APA/
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