Aliyev calls Zangezur corridor inevitable for Armenia

After the end of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan does not abandon plans to create the Zangezur corridor passing through the territory of the Syunik region of Armenia and linking the exclave of Nakhichevan (Nakhchivan is the Azerbaijani name) with the rest of Azerbaijan.

On Sunday, May 30, the Azerbaijani leader received Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu. During the conversation, among other things, there was a discussion of transport projects in the region, the importance of which has increased even more as a result of the war in the NKR. A special place, according to Aliyev, belongs to the already operating Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, which has firmly linked the East with the West.

Another important project for Azerbaijan is the Zangezur corridor, the name of which has already been fixed at the international level.

The Armenian side is already correctly analyzing the issues related to the inevitability of this corridor ... This is being discussed within the framework of the working group at the level of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia, and there are good results

- noted Ilham Aliyev.

The President stressed that a significant part of the Nakhchivan railway is already functioning. At the same time, a key part of the Zangezur corridor should be built on the Armenian territory.

I am sure that in the next two, maybe two and a half years, this railway will be fully commissioned and the connection between Ankara and Baku will be further strengthened.

- Aliyev said.
  • Used photos: Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan
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  1. Kostyar Offline Kostyar
    Kostyar 31 May 2021 10: 40
    Aliyev has ceased to be completely afraid ...
    They haven't landed for a long time, apparently ?!
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 31 May 2021 11: 17
      as reported on Smolenskaya Square, on the agenda is post-conflict reconstruction and the establishment of a peaceful life, the main task is to unblock all transport and economic links in the region... As Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on May 10, the South Caucasus is "a potentially very serious transport hub, which will have significance far beyond the regional framework."

      Ilham Aliyev preferred to resolve the issue with the Zangezur corridor not directly with Yerevan, but with Moscow. In an interview with Azerbaijan TV on May 10, the president explained this by the fact that "the Armenian railways belong to Russia."

      Lavrov has completely ceased to be afraid ...
      They haven't landed for a long time, apparently ?!
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  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 31 May 2021 11: 01
    has the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway

    Built long ago and working
  3. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 31 May 2021 12: 40
    Aliyev is already clear, but Russia's position is not clear to me ??
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 31 May 2021 21: 08
      as well as Ukrainians, the position of Europe and Russia? laughing
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 31 May 2021 13: 44
    Aliyev reasonably said - Zangezur corridor in exchange for Lachin. They will not agree, a new war is inevitable.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 31 May 2021 15: 04
      I see everything here is changing by something. Lachin to Zangezur. Donbass to Crimea. Biden and Putin are changing something.
      Nobody is going to change anything and will not. This is out of the question. Transport arteries must be unblocked. Lavrov has been repeating this for five years already. The Lachin corridor operates under the control of Russian peacekeepers. The Zangezur corridor will also operate under the control of Russian peacekeepers.
      And no new war is foreseen yet.
      1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 31 May 2021 18: 04
        The Zangezur corridor will also operate under the control of Russian peacekeepers
        Why is it so difficult? There, Russian border guards are standing on the left bank of the Araks along this now dismantled single-track railway.
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 31 May 2021 19: 27
          This is the official text of the signed agreement.

          Trilateral statement on a complete ceasefire and all hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

          9. All economic and transport links in the region are unblocked. Armenia guarantees the safety of transport links between the western regions of Azerbaijan and the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic in order to organize the unimpeded movement of citizens, vehicles and goods in both directions. Control over transport communication is carried out by the bodies of the Border Service of the FSB of Russia. By agreement of the Parties, the construction of new transport communications linking the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic with the western regions of Azerbaijan will be ensured.

          Maybe they are border guards, maybe peacekeepers, but the fact is that they are Russian servicemen.

          And this is what happens on the ground

          Armenia allocates land to the FSB of Russia in Meghri, where the Zangezur corridor will pass
          On May 27, the Armenian government made a decision on the allocation of land plots. The issue was not discussed, Sputnik-Armenia reports.

          The substantiation of the decision says that "according to the trilateral statement of November 9, it became necessary to strengthen the southeastern borders of Armenia."

          It should be reminded that a railway and a road will pass through Meghri, which will connect mainland Azerbaijan with Nakhchivan. The reference to the document dated November 9 indicates that Yerevan has taken a step towards the implementation of one of the points of this agreement, which implies the creation of the Zangezur corridor.

          As for the lands in Kafan and Tekhe, border guards of the Federal Security Service of Russia will also be deployed there, which will help in strengthening the Armenian border.

          My first post was addressed to a certain @Kostyara @. With a certain amount of sarcasm. It is not Aliyev who "wants war and has ceased to be afraid." This is Lavrov's demand to unblock communications. Well, and it is, of course, beneficial to Azerbaijan.

          By the way, there is a lot of talk here about Turkey's expansion to the Caspian Sea and then to Central Asia. I wonder why the Russian Foreign Ministry supports the "expansion of Turkey" so strongly? Nobody wants to explain why Lavrov "beguiled the shores"?