Azerbaijan welcomes International Court of Justice decision to reject Armenia’s unfounded motion

Azerbaijan welcomes the decision of the International Court of Justice to reject Armenia’s unfounded motion on the Lachin border checkpoint, News.Az reports.

“Azerbaijan welcomes the International Court of Justice decision today rightfully rejecting Armenia’s request for modification of the Court’s 22 February 2023 Order,” Deputy Foreign Minister Elnur Mammadov said on Twitter.  

“This was a unanimous decision by the Court,” the deputy minister added.

The UN International Court of Justice has rejected Armenia's May 12, 2023 motion on the alleged "illegality" of Azerbaijan's Lachin border checkpoint.

The State Border Service of Azerbaijan earlier said that in order to prevent the transportation of manpower, ammunition, mines, as well as other military equipment from Armenia for illegal Armenian armed groups on the territory of Azerbaijan, and as an adequate response to the unilateral establishment of a checkpoint by Armenia on the border with Azerbaijan on April 22 at the entrance to the Lachin-Khankendi road contrary to the trilateral statement of November 10, 2020, on April 23 at 12:00, the units of the State Border Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan set up a border checkpoint in its sovereign territories, on the border with Armenia, at the beginning of the Lachin-Khankendi road.


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