Aliyev invites Russia to join a new transport project


On the evening of January 6, 2021, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev once again spoke about the transport corridor that will connect the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic with "mainland" Azerbaijan. This happened during an online meeting dedicated to the results of 2020.


It should be noted that we are talking about a transport corridor that упоминается in a trilateral agreement signed on November 9, 2020 by the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, ending the 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In the course of his speech, Aliyev actually invited Moscow to a new infrastructure and logistics project. He stressed that Russia, along with Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan, will be able to enjoy all the related benefits from the project.

Aliyev specified that a highway should appear in the region, which, passing through the Syunik region of Armenia, will connect Baku and Nakhichevan, and then go further to Turkey. Thus, the transport blockade of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic will end, an "extra link" in the form of Georgia will be arranged and relations with Yerevan will be improved. At the same time, the pipeline will be under the control of the Russian military, which, no doubt, will suit all parties.

At the moment, concrete work is underway to open the Nakhichevan corridor. I do not want to get ahead of events, but the opening of this corridor is reflected in the joint statement. Therefore, the corridor will definitely open, which will create new opportunities in the region.

- Aliyev explained.

Note that this is not the first time Aliyev has been publicly speaking on this topic. In addition, sources close to the negotiation process in the Transcaucasus, and the media, previously signaled that Azerbaijan and Turkey are extremely interested not only in the creation of this road. Baku and Ankara would very much like a railroad to pass next to it, which would completely unblock all transport and economic connections in the region. They would welcome the appearance of such an additional clause in the mentioned tripartite agreement. Presumably, the path can go from the city of Horadiz (Azerbaijan), located on the border with Iran, to Armenia and further to the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and Turkey.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 7 January 2021 18: 38
    +4
    Aliyev once again spoke about the transport corridor that will connect the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic with "mainland" Azerbaijan.

    Here's one little question. And why is Russia? request
    1. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
      Shmurzik (Seymslav) 7 January 2021 19: 02
      +7
      And why is Russia?

      Direct railway connection with Turkey, Iran, Armenia, 102nd base ... Indeed, why ???
      1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
        Afinogen (Afinogen) 7 January 2021 19: 51
        -3
        Why direct rail with Turkey and Iran, when logistics with these countries goes by sea. And to build a railway for the sake of the Armenians to come here, I consider it a cost.
        1. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
          Shmurzik (Seymslav) 7 January 2021 21: 20
          +1
          Why direct rail with Turkey and Iran, when logistics with these countries goes by sea.

          And also over the air, the logistics are debugged ... Indeed, why?
      2. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 7 January 2021 21: 14
        +6
        Direct railway connection with Turkey, Iran, Armenia, 102nd base ... Indeed, why ???

        And why does the 102nd base need a direct railway connection with Turkey? Moreover, they want to build a road and it will go from Azerbaijan to Turkey through Armenia and Nakhichevan, by the way, past Iran.
    2. And that's true. where is the fat for us?
      1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 8 January 2021 08: 44
        +1
        Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
        And that's true. where is the fat for us?

        Some kind of fat, our military will have to protect all this economy from the Armenians. Krasaucheg Aliev
        1. Maybe ours will take loot for travel?
    3. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 8 January 2021 01: 05
      0
      I don’t know all the nuances, but Turks and Georgians ... Can someone enlighten?
    4. Uneven Offline Uneven
      Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 8 January 2021 18: 20
      -4
      In the current Russian Federation, the Azerbaijani diaspora has a certain weight. And since Turkey is also interested in this project, it will be implemented without any questions. And what Russia thinks about projects not on its territory is the tenth thing. For some time she can be entrusted with this construction site to protect from the Armenians, on whose territory they will build.
  2. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 7 January 2021 19: 04
    -1
    Cunning, did he also offer Iran or only in absentia?
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 January 2021 21: 15
      +3
      This highway is not interesting for Russia, the Turkish and Chinese sides need it more. For the Russian Federation, the first railway is the North-South highway: from Makhachkala through Azerbaijan, then Iran with a port to the Indian Ocean. There are more flows and money, so Aliyev should be offered to speed up the laying, although agreements already exist ...
  3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 7 January 2021 22: 09
    +2
    First answer for the downed helicopter.
    1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 8 January 2021 01: 08
      0
      Here I agree, at first a tough response, and then they go ... in orderly rows.
      1. The comment was deleted.
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 7 January 2021 23: 56
    +3
    1. Lachin corridor in exchange for Syunik corridor, without them the end of the conflict is impossible.
    2. The invitation of the Russian Federation is conditioned by its peacekeeping role in the settlement of the conflict.
    3. The project of a railway line from Horadiz through Armenia to Nakhichevan and further to Turkey is of economic and political interest for the Russian Federation, taking into account relations with Georgia.
    4. Participation in the project will allow the Russian Federation to keep its finger on the pulse of the strategic important intercontinental railway route EU-Turkey-Nakhichevan-Armenia-Azerbaijan-Iran.
    5. This is the exit to the Persian Gulf, and the junction of the Iranian and Pakistani railways and further to India and China.
    1. Dust Offline Dust
      Dust (Sergei) 8 January 2021 03: 41
      +4
      In general, Russia needs to be more careful with this road. This road will directly connect Turkey and Azerbaijan. This is what this is all about. It is expensive to deliver goods through Georgia ... And no one canceled Turkey's territorial claims to Georgia (Turkey has long wanted to return Adjara and Abkhazia to its state). So for Georgia, everything is just beginning! As for Russia ... Where is there a guarantee that over time Azerbaijan will not build an oil or gas pipeline to join the Turkish pipeline system? And compete with our stream.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 8 January 2021 05: 51
        -1
        And where is there a guarantee that over time, Azerbaijan will not build an oil or gas pipeline to join the Turkish pipeline system?

        Actually, it can only be pulled through Armenia. hi
        1. Dust Offline Dust
          Dust (Sergei) 8 January 2021 09: 06
          +4
          Azerbaijan has long proposed an exchange of territories for reunification with Nakhchivan ... If this does not work out, then at least knock out a corridor for trucks and cars. And Russia, according to the idea of ​​Azerbaijan, is needed so that it would protect this corridor from the actions of the Armenians! And what Russia will have from this besides financial costs is not clear! Probably again kisses and an oath of allegiance and friendship ...
  5. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 8 January 2021 02: 15
    +2
    To begin with, let Azerbaijan punish those who shot down a Russian helicopter on purpose ... And then the death of Russian pilots for kissing is already beginning to get ...
  6. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 8 January 2021 09: 13
    +2
    Quote: Rashid116
    I don’t know all the nuances, but Turks and Georgians ... Can someone enlighten?

    The Turks have long had their eyes on Adjara and Abkhazia. They do not even hide the fact that they want to return the "original Turkish lands". Therefore, the war in those parts is still ahead!
  7. Xazarin Offline Xazarin
    Xazarin (Xazarin) 8 January 2021 10: 45
    -3
    Quote: Jacques Sekavar
    4. Participation in the project will allow the Russian Federation to keep its finger on the pulse

    Why do we need to keep our finger on the pulse there?
    Why does Russia need the Caucasus? Import crime from there and export budget money there?
  8. Seal Offline Seal
    Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 8 January 2021 13: 27
    -2
    Quote: Ulysses
    First answer for the downed helicopter.

    Do you know exactly who shot it down?
  9. Seal Offline Seal
    Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 8 January 2021 13: 31
    -3
    Quote: Dust
    To begin with, let Azerbaijan punish those who specially shot down a Russian helicopter ..

    As soon as the investigation ends, they will definitely be punished. But you may not really like the results of the investigation. Yes, Aliyev took the blame for the downed helicopter. But the question is - whose fault did he take upon himself? And, by the way, let's remember that he took the blame, so to speak, temporarily, until the end of the investigation. It is very likely that, as a result of the investigation, it will turn out that our helicopter was shot down by the Armenian DRG or by Azerbaijanis recruited by the Armenian special services.
    1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 9 January 2021 11: 38
      0
      Aha, but why did Aliyev get involved in this?
      1. Seal Offline Seal
        Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 2 February 2021 10: 43
        0
        First, a respected person asked him about this.
        Secondly, for this, Azerbaijan received even more than it expected to receive. And he received it without any bloodshed. Let me remind you that the Armenians began to return not only what they occupied, but also what seemed to have even been agreed upon at the level of the chairmen of collective farms and local executive bodies of the Armenian SSR and the Azerbaijan SSR in the post-war (after 1945) period and before the collapse of the USSR ... Now there is a demarcation of borders according to the maps of the General Staff of the Red Army in 1942. Which infuriates the Armenian side very much.
        Thirdly, I. Aliyev will not be prevented from accusing the Armenian side by the results of the investigation.
  10. Seal Offline Seal
    Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 8 January 2021 13: 32
    -1
    Quote: Dust
    Turkey has long wanted to return Adjara and Abkhazia to its state

    Really? And you can somehow confirm this your statement?
  11. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 8 January 2021 15: 41
    +1
    The article seems to be about logistics, but the polemic as always. I don’t know how anyone, but I happened to work with Iran and Turkey both on import and export.
    Turkey-RF, general cargo sea, Samsun-Novorossiysk trucks by ferry.
    Iran-RF, general cargo sea, Atrakhan-Anzali, Nouchar, Astara trucks, Samsun-Novorossiysk by ferry. The port of Olya and container ships were built in the Caspian Sea.
  12. Seal Offline Seal
    Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 2 February 2021 10: 35
    0
    Confirmed nothing. So this is how we state that this

    Quote: Dust
    The Turks have long had their eyes on Adjara and Abkhazia. They do not even hide the fact that they want to return the "original Turkish lands". Therefore, the war in those parts is still ahead!

    - regular Armenian fairy tales.