Baku accuses Yerevan of politicizing border delimitation
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry assesses the appeal of Yerevan to the CSTO in connection with the situation on the state border of the two countries as an attempt to politicize the issue, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said in a telephone conversation with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin.
"Minister Jeyhun Bayramov brought to the attention of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, currently chairing the CSTO, that Armenia's appeal to the Collective Security Treaty Organization on this issue (the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border) has no grounds, and this is an attempt by the ruling circles of Armenia to politicize the problem,” TASS quotes the message of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Azerbaijani diplomat informed his Tajik counterpart about the tension on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border, specifying that the Azerbaijani border forces are located in positions belonging to Azerbaijan, and the situation is under control.
Jeyhun Bayramov recalled that dissatisfaction with the measures taken to strengthen border protection within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan had arisen before, but it was solved through negotiations with the participation of the parties who had previously signed the trilateral statement.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister stated that due to the tense situation on the border, the leadership of the State Border Service was immediately sent there, and negotiations were held with the Armenian side.
He emphasized that such incidents should be resolved politically through negotiations.