The 44-day war in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh ended with the signing of the Russian-Azerbaijani-Armenian Trilateral Agreement on November 10, 2020.
Although the ceasefire is not peace per se, which is still yet to be formally signed between the two countries at war some time in the future, the full scale reconstruction has already begun.
Azerbaijan has launched the greatest ever construction projects in the territories that have been rapidly liberated during the war, while Russia helps to rebuild the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which remains part of Azerbaijan with the Russian peacekeepers deployed there.
Azerbaijan announced yet another ambitious plan to open a new international airport in the liberated town of Fizuli.
It is thought to be the biggest airline gateway in the formerly war-torn zone. At the same time,
the construction of an ultra-modern highway from Fizuli to Shusha is already on the way too.
This will, according to the plans of the government, boost tourism and make it easier for the foreign guests to reach Shusha, which President Aliyev has declared the “cultural capital of Azerbaijan”.
The liberated seven regions of Azerbaijan which remained under the occupation for 27 years were completely looted and demolished by the local residents in Nagorno-Karabakh. The settlements were turned into “ghost-towns”, international observers called the cities of Aghdam, Fizuli, Gubadli, Jabrail and others the “Caucasian Hiroshima”.
President Aliyev who personally visited the ruins and was shocked by the scale of destruction said his country will rebuild them from the scratch and turn the region into a “blooming paradise”.
Source: Parvana Garayeva for Daily News Hungary