ArmInfo.At a meeting of the trilateral working group on unblocking transport communications in the South Caucasus, the issue of restarting the Yeraskh-Ordubad- Meghri-Horadiz railway was discussed. Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced this on December 7 during the government hour in the National Assembly of Armenia.
He stated with regret that there was no result on this issue. "In any case, I want to confirm once again that Armenia is ready and interested in the implementation of this program, and our proposal remains in force. Our country is ready to start work on the restoration of the railway as soon as possible>, Pashinyan said, adding that earlier the Armenian side presented its visions on this project, which relate to the fact that both the railway and the highway should function within the framework of Armenian legislation. "As soon as it is fixed on paper, we are ready to start this work," the head of government stressed. He also recalled the decision to open three checkpoints on the border with Azerbaijan. Yerevan is also ready for the construction of highways towards Azerbaijan, which, according to the prime minister, will ensure significant volumes of transit traffic. "In this matter, we do not have a shortage of political will," the prime minister said.
It should be noted that on December 6, the 11th meeting of the trilateral Working Group was held in Moscow under the joint chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan - Mher Grigoryan, Alexei Overchuk and Shahin Mustafayev. During the meeting, the parties noted the positive role of the Russian Federation in the efforts to normalize relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as to unblock economic and transport ties between them. During the meeting, issues of railway construction, development of railway communication and organization of transportation between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia were discussed. The parties will continue to work on the implementation of the trilateral statements of the leaders of the three countries regarding the unblocking of transport and economic ties in the region.