Aliev explained why the Zangezur corridor is important and Uzbekistan is also interested



The Zangezur corridor between the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and the western districts of Azerbaijan makes the entire region an important transport and trade center.  This opinion was expressed by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in his speech to participants of two international exhibitions held today, 19 October in Baku.

The Head of Azerbaijan recalled that before the occupation of Karabakh by Armenia, Karabakh was historically considered one of the developed regions of the republic.

The Azerbaijani people, who have restored historical justice and ensured the territorial integrity of their country, have already returned to their homeland, to Karabakh forever! A priority task for Azerbaijan is the restoration of territories liberated from invasion, the transformation of Karabakh and East Zangezur into a developed corner of the country,” – said the head of state.

According to him, all forces of the country are aimed at the successful implementation of this goal.

The Zangezur Transport Corridor is an Azerbaijani project, and Russia, Iran, Turkey, and a number of other countries, including Uzbekistan, are interested in it.  It provides the shortest land route from Asia to Europe.  It is expected that the new corridor will connect the main part of Azerbaijan with Nakhchivan, and Russia with Turkey through Azerbaijan and Armenia.  The opening of the Zangezur corridor requires the signing of a peace treaty between Baku and Yerevan, as well as the demarcation of borders.


Ilhom Aliev Qorabog' Zangezur koridori

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