"In parallel with this, the process of calculating the damage caused continues. Foreign specialists are involved. As you know, our plans are to take Armenia to international courts. Naturally, we will do this and foreign experts will help us. Armenia and its foreign partners which illegally exploited our natural resources will face an international court because the plundering of our gold, copper and other natural resources, as well as their illegal exploitation by Armenia, are considered an international crime. So legal procedures have also been launched in this direction. Foreign partners are already involved in this work," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in an interview with Azerbaijan Television on April 20, APA reports.
"As you know, the first “smart village” pilot project will be implemented in Zangilan district. It will cover the villages of Aghali-1, 2 and 3. The foundation of this project will probably be laid in the near future. During my trip to Zangilan, I was informed about this project. Preparations are underway for the groundbreaking ceremony. I do hope that this first pilot project will already be implemented next year and the first group of formerly displaced persons will return to their native lands.
Master plans of all cities are being prepared. I believe that this, first of all, will cover the city of Aghdam. I hope that a draft version of the master plan of the city of Aghdam will be submitted by the end of May, after which, of course, a discussion will take place, including with the participation of the people of Aghdam district. Master plans of our cities are also being prepared.
As for the restoration of villages, we must divide our work into stages here too. First of all, we must restore the villages located near the existing infrastructure. And this is natural because it is more expedient both from the point of view of time and from the point of view of efficiency. Therefore, appropriate instructions have been given in relation to the restoration of the villages of Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil districts located near the former line of contact," noted the head of state.