Design work to build new highway in liberated Azerbaijani territories starts (Exclusive)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Samir Ali - Trend:
Design work has begun on the construction of another highway in the territories liberated from the occupation, Spokesman for the State Agency of Azerbaijan Automobile Roads (former Azeravtoyol OJSC) Anar Najafli told Trend on Nov.30.
According to Najafli, the new road will cover the Horadiz-Minjivan-Armenian border highway route.
"The road from Hajigabul city to Horadiz city has been reconstructed and is in good condition. The road from Horadiz to the border with Armenia was destroyed during the occupation and there is a need to build a new road,” he said. “Upon completion of the design, it will be submitted to the appropriate structures. After the design’s approval, construction work can begin.”
The agency’s chief noted that in the future this road can also be extended from the Armenian border in the direction of Nakhchivan.
Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the Azerbaijani president, Armenia's PM, and the president of Russia.
A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were introduced at 00:00 hours (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front.
Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire in the direction of Azerbaijan's Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan's retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel members, who died fighting off the attacks of the Armenian Armed Forces.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.