There is no customs post on the Lachin corridor, there should be no customs post in Zangazur corridor - Azerbaijan's President

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

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# 14 December 2021 20:20 (UTC +04:00)

"The opening of communications in the region was noted in the trilateral statement dated November 10, 2020," President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said on December 14 during a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, APA reports.

The head of state noted that this is a kind of commitment for Armenia: “At this stage, we have agreed to build a railway from Azerbaijan to Nakhchivan via Armenia. We have also reached an agreement on the construction of the highway. However, the direction of the highway has not been determined yet. This is the subject of future discussions. We will definitely discuss this issue in a trilateral meeting tonight. As for the rules of use of the Zangazur corridor, it should be the same as in the Lachin corridor. Because the trilateral statement clearly states that through the Lachin corridor, Azerbaijan provides safe and unimpeded access to communication between Armenia and Karabakh. Armenia must also ensure unimpeded access and security between Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan. Today, there is no customs posts in the Lachin corridor. There should be no customs post on the Zangazur corridor. If Armenia insists on setting up a customs post to check cargo and people, we will insist on the same on the Lachin corridor. This makes sense. The decision in this matter falls on Armenia. We are ready for both options. Either there are no customs posts on both sides, or customs posts are being established on both sides."