Azerbaijani-Iranian Crisis Era Turns Into History - Political Analyst

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 23. The tense situationin Azerbaijani-Iranian relations can be considered a thing of thepast, Political analyst Azer Garayev told Trend .

Garayev stated that Azerbaijan's embassy in Iran is expected toopen in the near future.

"In order to repair and improve bilateral relations, this is anessential step. The perpetrator of the assault on our embassy hasbeen brought to justice, and the Azerbaijani government has statedthat the embassy's functions would resume once it is secure friendly and equitable ties with all of its neighbors,especially Iran, is a policy that Azerbaijan upholds. TheAzerbaijani administration has long placed a premium on fosteringbetter relations," the political analyst remarked.

He also stated that the Azerbaijani public was disheartened bythe accidental death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

"President Ilham Aliyev was among the first world leaders torespond to this tragic incident. He visited the Iranian embassy inthe country and extended condolences for the loss of PresidentRaisi and others in the helicopter crash," he added.

The political analyst also emphasized the significance ofensuring the implementation of the agreements reached during thepresidents' meeting.

"In particular, the planned construction of the Aghband roadwill establish a vital transportation and transit route linkingvarious regions. This route will facilitate the transportation ofgoods to Türkiye and onward through Iran to the Persian Gulf, there are plans to construct a railway in the nearfuture. The realization of these infrastructure projects is pivotalfor further enhancing economic relations between our countries. Theagreements reached provide a solid basis for Azerbaijan to continuefostering bilateral ties with Iran in the foreseeable future," hestated.

To note, on May 19, a helicopter carrying Iranian PresidentEbrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, TabrizProvince Imam Ayatollah Ali Hashim, and East Azerbaijan ProvinceGovernor-General Malek Rahmati crashed while flying from Khudafarinto Tabriz.

The Iranian President and the entire accompanying delegationwere confirmed dead.


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