The issue of transport communications is on the agenda and being discussed by the Russian and Azerbaijani leaders, the Russian president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
“I’d like to recall that a week or two ago we informed that the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan discussed several issues, including the opening and development of transport communications in the region,” the Kremlin official said.
In his address to the nation on Tuesday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said the ninth paragraph of the joint statement signed by Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian leaders states that all economic and transport links are being restored in the region.
“In order to organize the unimpeded movement of citizens, vehicles and goods in both directions, the Republic of Armenia guarantees the security of transport links between the western regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Control over transport communications is carried out by the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia and, by agreement of the parties, the construction of new transport communications linking the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic with the western regions of Azerbaijan will be ensured,” President Aliyev said.
“Azerbaijan connects with Turkey. Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran. Armenia, if it wants, may also join this corridor. Thus, a new five-sided cooperation platform can be created in the region. I have already brought this idea to the attention of the presidents of Russia and Turkey. Both Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin reacted positively to this,” the head of state added.
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