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30 August 2022, 12:01

Azeri politicians criticize Armenia's proposal on routes to Nakhichevan

The transport routes offered by Armenia for Azerbaijan's communication with the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR) are unprofitable for Baku, and are a ploy to disrupt the Zangezur Corridor project, the political analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

On August 18, the National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia presented a draft on making additions to the Resolution of the Armenian Government No. 703-N of 2011, which provides for the setting up of three checkpoints on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

The sites of the checkpoints proposed by Yerevan are a tactical ploy invented by the Armenian leadership in order to disrupt the Zangezur Corridor project. They are unacceptable from the point of view of security and economic efficiency, said Vakhid Akhmedov, a member of the National Assembly's committee on economic policy.

Therefore, Azerbaijan, based on the trilateral statement, will insist on the opening of the Zangezur Corridor, Mr Akhmedov has stated.

Fazil Mustafa, the chairman of the "Great Creation" Party and a member of the Azerbaijan's Milli Majlis, also treats the checkpoints offered by Armenia for Azerbaijan's transport communication with the NAR as unacceptable. "These routes can be considered from the viewpoint of diversifying transport routes in the region, but in no way as a safe transport route for linking Azerbaijan with its NAR. There's no alternative to the Zangezur Corridor," he told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 30, 2022 at 03:28 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medjid Source: CK correspondent

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