ArmInfo.Armenia will fully retain sovereignty over the roads passing through its territory. On May 30, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, co-chair of the trilateral working group on unblocking transport communications in the region Mher Grigoryan told reporters.
According to him, within the framework of this principle, Armenia has always been ready to negotiate, and is conducting for the sake of unblocking communications, which will ultimately be of great importance for the country.
Grigoryan noted that currently there is no issue of involving international organizations to control the country's checkpoints on the agenda of the negotiations."There were similar ideas, but there are no developed formats for their implementation on the agenda," the Deputy Prime Minister noted.
Speaking about the dispute that arose during the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Union between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev regarding the so-called "Zangezur corridor", Grigoryan noted that the use of such a wording by the opposite side pursues completely different goals and desires. <We have repeatedly stated that this is practically impossible. We are ready to discuss the issue of unblocking transport communications, but if we are talking about "special regime" corridors, then we do not discuss it, for us it is a "red" line," the Deputy Prime Minister said, expressing hope that there will be no discussion about it at the upcoming meeting of the co-chairs in Moscow.
Meanwhile, touching upon the issue of restoring the Armenia-Nakhichevan-Azerbaijan railway communication, the deputy premier noted that under the best scenario, this process would take two to three years. "If you look at the railway infrastructure in the region, you will see that the restoration of separate sections will allow us to get a serious logistics solution at the regional level," he said. During the meeting of the Supreme Economic Council of the EAEU, the President of Russia suggested that the co-chairs of the working group meet next Thursday in Moscow to discuss the issue of unblocking transport communications in the region.