News ID: 280649
Published: 0627 GMT February 13, 2021

Iran, Nakhchivan discuss ways to expand border interactions

Iran, Nakhchivan discuss ways to expand border interactions

Iran’s Consul-General in Nakhchivan Seyyed Ahmad Hosseini and the border guard commander of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on Saturday exchanged views on ways to expand mutual cooperation in the field of border interactions and transit of goods.

Pointing to the good neighborly relations, especially transit interactions of goods, between Iran and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Hosseini said Tehran is pleased with the revival of borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan and this issue can be effective in increasing cooperation, IRNA reported.

The Nakhchivan is an autonomous area of Azerbaijan, governed by its own elected legislature. The region continues to suffer from the effects of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, but has been occupied by ethnic Armenian separatists since 1992 when they broke from Azerbaijan in a war that killed some 30,000 people.

The latest armed conflict between the two ex-Soviet republics erupted on September 27 last year and ended on November 10 through a Russian-brokered truce.

The commander of Nakhchivan border guard, for his part, appreciated Iran's positions in maintaining territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and called it a sign of Tehran's attention to friendship and brotherhood, good neighborliness, and respect for international law.

Resource: IRNA
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