Baku, 22 September 2022 (TDI): The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on measures for the design, overhaul, and reconstruction of the building of a secondary school in the Zabukh settlement of Lachin district.

The school lies in the area liberated from occupation, in Azerbaijan’s Lachin District. Zabukh is a village within the strategic Lachin corridor.

It links the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia. Lachin district is also a part of the Eastern Zangazur economic region.

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Decree for Building of school

The decree is in accordance with paragraph 32 of Article 109 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan. According to the decree, it was decided:

  1. For design, overhaul, and reconstruction of the building of a secondary school in Zabukh settlement of Lachin district to allocate 300,000 manats ($176,470) to the Ministry of Science of Education of Azerbaijan. This amount would be taken from the funds provided in the state budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2022 for the reconstruction and restoration of the territories liberated from occupation.
  2. Ministry of Finance of Azerbaijan to provide funding in accordance with the distribution provided in part one of this decree.
  3. Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan to resolve issues arising from this decree.
  4. This decree comes into force from the date of signing.

The President ordered the financing in the first section of this directive should be provided by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Finance.

The resolution of any problems brought up by the decree is the responsibility of the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers. The decree came into effect from the date of its signing.

The town of Lachin connects the area of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia. This area had been under the control of Russian peacekeepers since November 2020, according to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

On August 26, the villages of Zabukh and Sus in the Lachin district came under the hands of the Azerbaijan military. There was a six-week battle over Nagorno-Karabakh that began in 2020 and resulted in more than 6,500 deaths.

Armenia lost control over some of the breakaway area and seven districts, including Lachin, as part of the Russian-brokered cease-fire. To keep an eye on the situation, Russia stationed almost 2,000 troops.