ArmInfo.Armenia and Georgia are considering the possibility of launching a high-speed train running between Yerevan and Tbilisi, the travel time of which would be 2.5-3 hours. This was discussed during the meeting of the Minister of Economy of Armenia Vahan Kerobyan with the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natela Turnava in the Georgian capital.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Economy, the implementation of this initiative, in the opinion of the parties, will contribute to the development of tourism.
During the meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Kerobyan also proposed to discuss the possibilities of implementing a number of other joint projects in the tourism and energy sectors. In this regard, the minister stressed: "Our countries, individually, are relatively small markets, but together we can be more attractive in the region."
On the same day, Vahan Kerobyan met with the Minister of Finance of Georgia Lasha Khutsishvili. It is reported that the parties discussed a number of important issues in the tax and customs fields, as well as problems related to transit traffic through the territory of Georgia.
On the last day of his stay in Georgia, the Armenian Minister of Economy met with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili, as well as Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Georgia Irakli Karseladze.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Economy, issues of regional cooperation, as well as opportunities for cooperation in the field of agriculture were discussed with the Georgian partners. It should be noted that the delegation of the Ministry of Economy of Armenia headed by Vahan Kerobyan was in Georgia on a working visit from July 29 to 30, where discussions were held with Georgian colleagues concerning the prospects of Armenian-Georgian cooperation in the trade and economic fields. According to the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia, in January-May 2021, the trade turnover between Armenia and Georgia increased by 28.7%, providing a volume of $ 59.5 million. At the same time, exports amounted to $ 24.5 million, with an annual growth of 17.4%, against the background of an increase in imports by 38% to $ 35 million.