Georgia committed to resume transit gas supplies to Armenia within next days

Georgia committed to resume transit gas supplies to Armenia within next days

EREVAN, August 22. /ARKA/. Georgia will repair the gas trunk damaged by a landslide and resume transit supplies to Armenia within in a few days, said Georgian premier Irakli Garibashvili who is currently in Armenia for an official visit, Novosti-Armenia reported.

The Upper Lars border checkpoint is closed for traffic due to a landslide as from 22:30 of Wednesday August 20. The landslide damaged also the gas trunkline which led to suspension of supplies to Armenia.

It has been the second case of landsliding this year and Georgia is ready to restore supplies within two-three days, Garibashvili said at a joint press conference with Armenian premier Hovik Abrahamyan in Yerevan.

Abrahamyan, in his turn, said the two premiers discussed elimination of the landslide aftermath and offered assistance of the relevant Armenian agencies. 

The previous landslide incident occurred at Kazbegi-Upper Lars checkpoint on May 17 when the mudflow blocked the road and left Armenia with no ground communication with Russia via Georgia for a month.–0—

11:13 22.08.2014

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