Iran, Azerbaijan Resolve Border Problems

A01802269.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan resolved their border disputes in a meeting attended by the two sides border officials in Iran’s northwestern city of Astara Thursday night.

According to the commander of Iran’s border guards, smuggling of alcoholic beverages, misconduct of Azeri border guards and their maltreatment of those settling in border areas and contraband comprised the most important problems for the Iranian side.

Meantime, Ghasem Rezayee underlined the resolve of both countries’ officials and border guards to resolve the existing problems, adding that during the meeting, which he described as “much friendly”, the two sides had held “good agreements”.

He further said that the two sides have stressed the need for implementing previous agreements, preventing contraband and smuggling and enhancing border interactions.

For his part, commander of Azerbaijan’s border guards also voiced satisfaction with the agreements held during the meeting, and said that the two sides are slated to attend the next round of talks in the Azeri capital city of Baku in April.

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