Russia, Georgia and Abkhazia agree to open Abkhazian section of railroad: Armenia’s Security Council
YEREVAN, September 9. /ARKA/. Russia, Georgia and Abkhazia agree to open Abkhazian section of the railroad, Armenia’s national Security Council secretary Artur Baghdasaryan told reporters Friday.
The opening of the railroad that is of strategic importance to Armenian economy was discussed at the meeting of Armenian and Russian presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin on September 3, Baghdasaryan said.
“But it is a process, and we should understand that there are conflicting parties. Yet, the most important is that there is political will to open the railroad and develop rail infrastructures on the whole, which is recorded in a joint statement (by presidents)”, Baghdasaryan said as quoted by Novosti-Armenia.
The Security Council secretary also said Sargsyan and Putin discussed development of the railways, and the Russian side stated it is ready to make large-scale investments in rail transport sector of Armenia.
On September 3 Russia’s Putin said the Russian Railways can invest about 15 billion drams in rail infrastructures of Armenia.
Georgian prime-minister Bidzina Ivanishvili made a statement during his visit to Yerevan in January 2013 about possible re-opening of rail communication through Abkhazia after several disputed issues are settled with Russia. –0--