MFA spokesperson commented on restrictions to entrance of the Keshikshidag monastery
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  • 18:56 25 April 2019

MFA spokesperson commented on restrictions to entrance of the Keshikshidag monastery

MFA Spokesperson Leyla Abdullayeva responded to the question on the information released in the Georgian media regarding the restricted access to the Keshikchidagh monastery complex, ONA reports.

"I’d like to remind that the Keshikchidagh monastery complex (David Gareji) includes many historical, architectural and religious sites scattered about 25 kilometers along the slopes of the ridge on the Azerbaijani-Georgian state border that divides this complex into two parts. The delimitation of the state border between Azerbaijan and Georgia is being resolved within the framework of the existing bilateral formats on the basis of the procedures for coordinating such issues existing in international practice," Leyla Abdullayeva said.

She added that Azerbaijan has always been a supporter of the prompt delimitation of the Azerbaijani-Georgian border. "Azerbaijan is ready to complete this process as soon as possible."

Note that Georgian media reported that the Azerbaijani side closed the entrance to the monastery of Keshikchidag (David Gareja) three days ago. Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said in his statement today that the restriction was lifted after talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart.

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