Zangezur corridor - a new exit to Asia

 

The agreements with Iraq also cover the use of the Zangezur Corridor.
If you think about what changes the Zangezur corridor will cause in the region, the reasons for Armenia's resistance become clear. The Zangezur corridor could become a more efficient alternative transport corridor between the West and the East. When the Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Kars railway was put into operation several years ago, experts said that this railway would connect not only Kars and Baku, but also Brussels and Shanghai. Now, the opening of the Zangezur Transport Corridor will lead to a shorter alternative to the Brussels-Shanghai route mentioned above. This will lead to the economic development of all countries in the region, including the economy of Armenia. However, there is a proverb: Armenians are told that they will give you whatever you want, but it will be twice as much as the Turks. The Armenian replies that the bride should have one eye gouged out. According to the same principles, the Armenians are opening the Zangezur transport corridor. Since there are many interested countries in this corridor, the Armenian envy wants to provoke, but to no avail.
During the second meeting of the Azerbaijani-Iraqi intergovernmental commission, Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev said that Iraq will be able to use the transport potential of the Zangezur corridor: “The liberated territories of Azerbaijan create new opportunities in the region. West and allow Iraq to use this corridor for the transport of goods. I am confident that the joint commission will play an important role in expanding cooperation between our countries. "
The Deputy Minister stressed that the signed cooperation protocol is very important for the development of relations between Azerbaijan and Iraq.
According to experts, not only Iraq, but all the countries of the Middle East and Europe do not hide their interest in opening this transport corridor. Because this road is the most optimal way for Europe to enter Central Asia and the Far East.

Akif Nasirli

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