YEREVAN, March 12. /ARKA/. Opening of the Abkhazian-Georgian railway will be one of the top issues on agenda at Tuesday’s meeting between Presidents of Russia and Armenia, Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan, in Moscow, Sergey Minasyan, Head of Political Studies Department at the Caucasus Institute, told reporters today.
“Prior to visiting Russia, Sargsyan met with Defense Minister of Georgia (Irakli Alasania) in Yerevan. The talks covered a broad range of issues related to military cooperation as well as the Abkhazian railway opening. It is quite likely that this issue will be of the utmost importance on agenda during Sargsyan’s visit to Moscow,” he said.
According to him, the sides can hold bilateral and even trilateral dialogue, where Abkhazia will be the third party.
Minasyan also noted not everyone in Abkhazia supports opening of the railway.
During his visit to Armenia in January, Georgia’s Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said the Abkhazian railway may restart operating if a number of issues is agreed upon. -0-