Delimitation of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan is a bilateral issue, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, co-chairman of the trilateral working group on the opening of economic and transport communications in the South Caucasus. Alexey Overchuk said, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.
According to him, the co-chairs of the working group on border delimitation are the deputy prime ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“Regarding Russia's participation and role in this process, we are always ready to support. We are ready to support, and to submit documents, as well as cartographic documents historically available in Russia,” the Russian official said.
Overchuk reminded that there is an official working group on the opening of communications in the region. He said that the last time the working group met was on June 2.
“The text of the joint statement regarding the start of the construction of the railway passing through Mehri is also largely ready. As for the construction of the road, you know that Azerbaijan has already started the construction of the highway passing through the Iranian territory bypassing the territory of Armenia. As far as we know, a memorandum has been signed between Azerbaijan and Iran on the construction of a railway that passes through the Iranian territory bypassing the territory of Armenia. The North-South highway that is under construction in Armenia is a very important infrastructure project that will extend from Iran through the territory of Armenia to Georgia. Of course, if we take into account the Upper Lars, it will play a very important role on our North-South corridor. We are sure of this,” the Russian Deputy Prime Minister added.