ArmInfo. Armenian trucks have successfully crossed the Armenian- Georgian border and are heading to the next customs point on the border with Russia.
As the press service of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia reports, the department and the State Revenue Committee of Armenia are in operational communication with transit economic operators in order to organize unhindered freight transportation.
The Ministry of Economy recalls that the decision of the Government of Georgia of March 2 amended the action plans to prevent the possible spread of the new coronavirus in Georgia and to quickly respond to new cases of coronavirus. The changes also include escort of forwarders (together with their staff) from countries with a high risk of coronavirus infection from one border crossing point through Georgia to another border crossing point. Vehicle drivers from the countries recognized by the World Health Organization as a risk zone are to be replaced by another individual who is not at risk.
Earlier today at a government meeting, the head of the Ministry of Economy Tigran Khachatryan reported that by the end of the day on March 5, the issue of the transportation of Iranian goods by Armenian wagons through Georgia would be resolved. According to him, the initially announced number of trucks accumulated on the Armenian-Georgian road was somewhat overstated. According to the data of the Ministry, at present 20-30 trucks were "hanging" on the border, which headed through the territory of Georgia to the Upper Lars checkpoint in Russia.
It should be noted that on March 3, information appeared that in order to combat the coronavirus, the Georgian authorities stopped about 60 Armenian trucks with Iranian goods. As the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, stated yesterday in the parliament, an agreement was reached with the Georgian leadership on the issue related to the transportation of Iranian goods by Armenian trucks through Georgian territory. He noted that it was agreed that the following transit trucks in Georgia will be accompanied, and if the receiving party does not mind, then the cars will reach their destination. "We have already established that the receiving party does not impose new conditions for the reception of goods. Thus, cars with Iranian goods will be able to reach their destination. The thing is that our Georgian colleagues are trying to avoid accumulations of vehicles in the territory of Georgia in case third countries do not accept these trucks, "Pashinyan explained.