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President of Azerbaijan: Proposal to build a new transportation corridor to connect the karabakh region and Armenia

President of Azerbaijan: Proposal to build a new transportation corridor to connect the karabakh region and Armenia

On December 1, local time, Azerbaijani President Aliyev made a televised speech on the current situation in the karabakh region. Aliyev said that the Azerbaijani army has entered the Lachin area recently, but the Lachin City on the Lachin Corridor is still under Armenian control.

The Albanian side has opposed this. Aliyev proposed to build a new transportation corridor within three years to connect Armenia and karabakh region, and transfer the city of Lachin to the Arab side. In addition, Aliyev proposed to build a new transportation corridor connecting the Azerbaijani enclave Nakhichevan and the mainland. It is said that this proposal was supported by the leaders of Turkey and Russia.

Later that day, the Russian President’s Press Secretary Peskov declined to comment on the proposal of the Afghan President to build a new transportation corridor.

The Lachin Corridor is the shortest route between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. During the karabakh War from 1988 to 1994, the Lachin corridor was controlled by the Armenian armed forces. 

After the signing of the trilateral ceasefire agreement in the Naqqa conflict last month, the Lachin Corridor became the only channel connecting the Nakka region to Armenia. In order to ensure the safe transportation of people and goods, according to the armistice agreement, Russian peacekeepers will be deployed to the Lachin Corridor for a period of five years.

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