ArmInfo. There are certain ideas and preliminary agreements on the opening of the railway as part of the unblocking of communications in the region. Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan stated this to journalists on October 19 on the sidelines of the 8th Armenian-Russian Interregional Forum, commenting on his upcoming visit to Moscow.
Earlier it was reported that the delegation of the Armenian government, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, will be sent to Moscow on October 20-21.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the next meeting of the working group with the participation of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan will take place in Moscow. As Grigoryan pointed out, the agenda of the working group has not changed. " We have certain ideas and preliminary agreements, according to which the settlement of the blockade will be carried out within the framework of the CIS legal regulations. We should also discuss the issues of opening highways," Grigoryan said.
At the same time, as the Deputy Prime Minister stressed, Armenia's priorities are known - unblocking communications in all possible directions.
It should be reminded that an agreement on unblocking regional communications was reached on January 11 this year at a meeting in Moscow of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Then, for these purposes, it was decided to create a working group at the level of deputy prime ministers of the three countries, which will focus on establishing transport and economic ties in the region.
On June 1, in an interview with reporters, acting Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan said that the dialogue on the platform of the trilateral working group of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan was interrupted. According to him, at present the work of the working group has been suspended, in particular, against the background of the aggravation of the situation on the border with Azerbaijan. "I have repeatedly said that the work will be effective if its background and situation are at least stable. In light of the current situation at the border, I do not think that constructive work on this platform is possible, and recently contacts on it have ceased," he said.
On August 17, the website of the Russian government reported that Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia: Mher Grigoryan, Shahin Mustafayev Aleksey Overchuk, resumed the work of the trilateral Working Group. According to the source, at a meeting held on August 17 in Moscow, the parties considered the prospects for restoring transport communications in the South Caucasus region and discussed the progress of further work carried out within the framework of the statement of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Russian Federation dated January 11, 2021.