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Aliyev pays his first visit to Shusha in Karabakh

10:51, 15 January 2021 29
Ilham and Mehriban Aliyevs Photo: firstvicepresidentazerbaijan/

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and his wife, the first lady of the country, Mehriban Aliyeva, have left for the city of Shusha in Karabakh for the first time. The settlement came under the control of the Azerbaijani army on November 8, 2020, during a military escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh. Before that, the president declared the city the cultural capital of Azerbaijan.

We left early in the morning, direction - the city of Shusha, Aliyev said in a video posted on his wife's official account on Instagram.

The armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijan and Armenia resumed on September 27. Baku launched a counter-offensive operation that lasted six weeks. On the night of November 10, Aliyev, Putin and Pashinyan signed a joint statement on the conditions for ending the armed conflict. Under the terms of the document, the two armies remained in their places, and Russia deployed its peacekeepers to the region to monitor compliance with the ceasefire. reported earlier that Putin informed Erdogan on the outcomes his meeting with Aliyev and Pashinyan.