"According to international law, after the collapse of the USSR, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia automatically became the legal successors of the administrative borders that existed between them. Subsequently, these borders became a state and were taken under the control of the border services of the two countries," Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Foreign Minister said, ONA reports.
He said that there always has been the border in “Keshikchidag” part. “It was always protected by Azerbaijan and Georgia border control services and is still protected. The crossing of Georgian pilgrims to the caves located in the area of “Keshikchidagh” was realized under control of Azerbaijani border guards according to the request of the Georgian side and mutual agreement. Such case still continues. When it comes to carrying out farm or other jobs in their areas, it is the sovereign right of both sides.