Azerbaijani FM: The Lachin checkpoint operates without any restrictions

Jeyhun Bayramov, Azerbaijani FM

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# 24 August 2023 20:12 (UTC +04:00)

"When we say respect for the sovereignty of countries, we naturally mean that all operations, entry and exit to our country, including the activities of humanitarian organizations, will be carried out in line with the country's legislation,” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov told a joint briefing with Belgian counterpart Hadja Lahbib in Baku, APA reports.

"I think that any state that respects its territorial integrity pursues this policy. If we say this in the context of Lachin checkpoint, since April 23, thousands of people have transparently used the checkpoint in both directions. For two months, that station operated without any restrictions. "After the military provocation by Armenia, the wounding of our border guard, and the use of convoys for smuggling by undermining the reputation of the international organization, Azerbaijan ensured the rule of law by using its sovereign rights," the minister noted.