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Ilham Aliyev lays foundation of airport in Nagorno-Karabakh

12:31, 15 January 2021 11
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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has visited Nagorno-Karabakh, reports.

He took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the airport in the Fuzuli district.

We have laid the foundation for Fuzuli International Airport. Fuzuli International Airport is to be commissioned this year. In any case, the runway should be commissioned so that, starting this year, foreign citizens and Azerbaijanis living abroad can fly to Shusha, the president said.

Ilham Aliyev, together with his wife Mehriban Aliyeva and daughter Leyla Aliyeva, visited the city of Shusha for the first time.

He also laid a foundation stone for the Fuzuli-Shusha highway on the 27th km of Ahmadbayli-Fuzuli-Shusha highway. In the city itself, the liberation of which was announced on November 8, 2020, Ilham Aliyev raised the Azerbaijani flag.

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.