Russia helped Armenia and Azerbaijan to agree on a motorway in the Zangezur corridor, only a small section of 6 km remains to be agreed upon. This was stated to Izvestiya by a high-ranking informed source.
“Azerbaijan and Armenia have long agreed on a railway corridor to Nakhichevan, back in the autumn of last year. We took a long pause on the highway in Yerevan. But at the last meeting of vice-premiers on June 3, they were able to agree on the route of the future route, with the exception of the missing section of 6 km. There are mountains there, and the Russian Avtodor is sending experts there to come up with a simple engineering solution,” the source explained.
The route will run along the Araks River from the Armenian side. In the rest of the section, according to the interlocutor, old Soviet roads will be used, which until 1992 connected Nakhichevan with the Zangelan region of Azerbaijan through Armenian territory. They have been preserved almost along the entire line of the future corridor, only a section on the border of the Nakhichevan region and Armenia remains, the source explained.
He clarified that the Armenian side accelerated the negotiation process after Baku in March of this year signed a memorandum with Tehran on the intention to make a road from the East Zangezur economic region of Azerbaijan to Nakhichevan through Iranian territory.
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