A road to a village in the Fizuli District, December 2020. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot

05 January 2021, 22:43

President Aliev announces construction of international airport near Shusha

An international airport in Fizuli will reduce the travel time to Shusha for foreign tourists, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev announces. According to him, the take-off runway is to be constructed this year.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the capture of Shusha in November was a key event in the autumn escalation of the Karabakh conflict. With the loss of Shusha, Armenia agreed to conclude the peace agreement, under which the Nagorno-Karabakh authorities lost control over two-thirds of the territory. The Azerbaijani authorities has already announced about their plans to build a road to Shusha within 1.5 years. First shops are being opened in the city.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev issued instructions to start works on the construction of an international airport in the Fizuli District.

"The instructions have already been issued, and now the place for the airport should be chosen. Mine clearing works will take place. I have issued a resolution to build an international airport in Fizuli this year. In any case, the runway should be commissioned this year. It is not far to travel to the city of Shusha from there," the President of Azerbaijan said during the online meeting with Anar Kerimov, the country's new Minister of Culture, as quoted by the "Sputnik-Azerbaijan".

Ilham Aliev has also added that the construction of the international airport in Fizuli will allow inviting foreign guests to Shusha, "because upon the arrival to the airport, it will be possible to quickly get to the city."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 5, 2021 at 05:38 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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