President Ilham Aliyev: The work done in the field of transport will further strengthen our positions

Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

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# 10 January 2023 18:42 (UTC +04:00)

“The work done in the field of transport has created a very strong foundation. What has already been done and what will be done in the future will certainly strengthen our positions. Because countries that do not have access to the world ocean usually can’t take advantage of transit facilities. Azerbaijan is one of a handful of countries that does not have access to the world ocean, but has already become an international logistical and transport center,” said President Ilham Aliyev as he was interviewed by local TV channels, APA reports.

“Our infrastructure includes railways, airports, the Alat International Seaport and other transport infrastructure, the largest fleet in the Caspian. At the same time, our fleet also operates in the Black Sea. By my order, the number of our ships in the Black Sea fleet will be increased. In other words, Azerbaijan has become a serious actor in a very large transport market,” the head of state underlined.

“The realization of the Zangezur Corridor is a historical necessity. This is why I said that whether Armenia wants it or not, it will happen. In other words, they perceive this as another threat in Armenia, although I did not have such an idea. It is simply inevitable. It will happen sooner or later. Of course, we want it to take place soon,” the Azerbaijani President added.