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 Wednesday, July 12 2017 14:25
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Sharmazanov: Armenia will only win from the normalization of  Russian-Georgian relations 

Sharmazanov: Armenia will only win from the normalization of  Russian-Georgian relations 

ArmInfo. Moves in the relations between Russia and Georgia of Armenia are only beneficial. Vice-Speaker of Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov stated at a  press conference in Yerevan on July 12, referring to the agreement of Zurab Abashidze and Grigory Karasin to conclude consultations on implementation of 2011agreement and proceed to formalize contracts with the Swiss firm SGS, which will monitor the movement of goods and cargoes From Russia to Georgia and back through the trade corridors through the territory of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

According to Sharmazanov, from developed relations between Moscow and  Tbilisi, Yerevan will only benefit, and the restoration of  communication through South Ossetia and Abkhazia will open new  opportunities for Armenia. "We will have new opportunities to enter  foreign markets. Therefore, I can say only one thing, in Armenia we  will be only happy with  normalization of  Russian-Georgian  relations, "the vice-speaker said.

Referring to overall Armenia-Georgia relations, Sharmazanov noted the  existence of problems, but stressed that there are no such issues  between two states that could not be eliminated through dialogue. "We  support the development of Armenian-Georgian relations in all  possible directions. We are interested in this. For my part, as  chairman of Armenian-Georgian parliamentary friendship group, I will  make every effort to intensify inter-parliamentary cooperation.  Moreover, in July this year, an inter-parliamentary meeting has  already been planned. We will work in this direction, "concluded  Sharmazanov.

Following the talks in Prague, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory  Karasin and Special Representative of Prime Minister of Georgia,  Ambassador Zurab Abashidze, it became known that the parties agreed  to conclude consultations on the implementation of the 2011 agreement  and proceed to formalize contracts with the Swiss firm SGS, which  will monitor the movement of goods And cargoes from Russia to Georgia  and back through the "trade corridors" through the territory of  Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "We agreed that there will no longer be  any consultations on this matter: it's time to move on to the  formulation of specific agreements," Mr. Abashidze stressed. 

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