President: "Urgent work must be done to establish borders. Our border with Armenia is hundreds of kilometers long"
- 08 January 2021
"Urgent work must be done to establish borders. Our border with Armenia is hundreds of kilometers long. This border is already under our control. The entire border infrastructure must be organized there," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at meeting in a video format on the results of 2020, APA reports.
"Relevant instructions have been given to the State Border Service. Currently, the State Border Service is guarding the Zangilan-Gubadli border. Troops of the Ministry of Defense serve in the direction of Kalbajar-Lachin. This issue will be considered in the future. In any case, border protection is of special importance because there are certain revengeful forces in Armenia and we cannot ignore their statements. But everyone should know that if our border is trespassed, those responsible will be punished and such provocations will cost such forces dearly.
At the same time, the Republic of Azerbaijan has completely restored its border with the Islamic Republic of Iran. A new border 132 kilometers in length has been created. When I went to the Khudafarin bridge, I said that this border is the border of friendship. Indeed it is. But a border is a border and the entire border infrastructure must be created. Funds should be allocated for these issues as well," noted the head of state.