By Sabina Mammadli
The connection of the liberated areas of Azerbaijan with the world has been established through new airports, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on October 31 at Akdeniz University in Türkiye, reports Azernews.
“After the signing of the Shusha Declaration by our presidents, relations with Azerbaijan have reached an allied level. We are witnessing the restoration of lands liberated from occupation,” he added.
Zangilan International Airport was inaugurated by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 20, 2022.
On October 26, 2021, the two leaders commissioned Fuzuli Airport, which was built in the liberated Fuzuli district of Azerbaijan in less than a year.
The opening of airports in the disoccupied lands of Azerbaijan is considered one of the major construction projects that Azerbaijan has implemented in the lands liberated as a result of the 30-year-old Armenian occupation. The airports of the liberated lands are supposed to stimulate the tourist and commercial potential of the region.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first international leader, who landed at the brand new Fuzuli airport after Azerbaijan’s remarkable victory in the 44-day war with Armenia in 2020. Erdogan’s historic visit to Fuzuli on October 26, 2021, to inaugurate the Fuzuli International Airport with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was of enormous strategic importance and made regional and international media headlines.
At that time, in Fuzuli, President Aliyev stressed the importance of the visit, saying that “it shows that Turkey and Azerbaijan, as two brotherly countries, are always close to each other. other”.
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