ArmInfo. The information that the process of border demarcation between Armenia and Azerbaijan has begun is false. I advise you to follow the official information. Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan told reporters on October 19 on the sidelines of the 8th Armenian-Russian interregional forum, commenting on the information of the Azerbaijani media that the Mount Pela in Kapan came under the control of Azerbaijan as a result of delimitation and demarcation of borders.
"At the moment, all documents are being studied, but at the level of contacts there is no process of demarcation and delimitation," the Deputy Prime Minister noted.
According to Grigoryan, before starting the process, it is necessary to study the entire legal framework related to the borders, moreover, the legal framework in which there is an agreement - the signature of the two countries, he stressed. "Only after that it will be possible to talk about maps, since maps are just diagrams. Under the maps there should be a legal basis on which we are working - we study, generalize. After the analysis, it will be possible to talk about maps in order to implement any processes", he said.
At the same time, as the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized, there are many problems that complicate the processes. "Taken separately, the processes may have a certain logic of implementation, but the general environment should be much more favorable," Grigoryan said, referring, among other things, to the illegal invasion of the Azerbaijani armed forces into Armenia in May 2021, as well as the problem of non-return of Armenian prisoners of war by Azerbaijan.
It should be noted that on Saturday, MP from the Hayastan bloc Anna Grigoryan announced that the Armenian authorities are going to transfer Mount Pela under the full control of Azerbaijan, which will make the residents of several villages in the Kapan region under the direct sight of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. On October 18, head of the Kapan community, Gevorg Parsyan, told the Armenian media that the mountain completely came under the control of Azerbaijan, as a result of which the road, which also served the residents of the adjacent villages, was blocked.
He also noted that the agreement on the delivery of the Mount was reached in the winter of 2021, although even according to Google maps, most of the height is located on the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Nevertheless, the NSS of Armenia issued a statement in which it refuted this information, stating that the Armenian border guards continue to serve on Mount Pela. "In the area called the Mount Pela in the Syunik region, there were no positional changes. The border troops of the RA NSS continue to serve on this section of the state border," the RA NSS reported.