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Moscow: Russia is actively helping Yerevan and Baku to agree on the  Meghri route

Moscow: Russia is actively helping Yerevan and Baku to agree on the  Meghri route

ArmInfo. Russia is actively helping Azerbaijani and Armenian partners to reach an agreement on  the Meghri route. Mikhail Galuzin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, who oversees relations with the CIS countries, stated in an interview with RBC.

So, when asked whether there were any advocates on the issue of  opening  transport and economic ties in the region, Galuzin, in  particular, said: "On June 2 of this year, when the last meeting of  the tripartite working group took place, the parties noted noticeable  progress in moving towards opening transport communications. But we  consider the unblocking transport communications between Armenia and  Azerbaijan, namely in terms of the establishment of the Meghri route,  which would connect the main territory of Azerbaijan with  Nakhijevan".

To clarify, he means the so-called "Zangezur Corridor," Galuzin  noted: "After all, we are talking about the railway through the  territory of Armenia, so I took the liberty of using the term of  Meghri route. Yes, in Azerbaijan it is called the Zangezur Corridor.  Let's put it that  way that this formulation suits everyone, we are  actively helping our Azerbaijani and Armenian partners to reach an  agreement. We believe that this agreement will be a very important  factor in the overall stabilization in Transcaucasia."

According to him, these agreements will contribute to the economic  development of all Transcaucasian states, because in this case  Armenia will have the opportunity to become a transport and logistics  hub, strengthen and expand its transport connections with Azerbaijan,  Turkey, and Russia.

"Azerbaijan will have the opportunity to have uninterrupted rhythmic  transport links between the two parts of the country. And the general  stabilization of the situation in the Transcaucasus will serve to  strengthen the foundations of trust between Armenia and Azerbaijan  for the future. So we are determined to further promote these  consultations within the framework of the trilateral working group,"  he emphasized.

To clarify how well-founded are the concerns in Yerevan that after  Nagorno-Karabakh there will be a new war - precisely for this  corridor through the Syunik region, and how in these conditions the  contradictions between Armenia and Azerbaijan can be resolved,  Galuzin expressed the conviction that they can only be resolved by  continuing negotiations and finding mutually acceptable solutions,  theoretically speaking.  "In practice, we proceed from the fact that  a tripartite working group should continue to meet, headed by deputy  heads of government on each side, and continue the discussion with  the participation of representatives of all competent government  bodies on each side, which are, in one way or another, related to the  issues under discussion ". And of course, everything should be done  within the framework of international law. But as for the concerns  that you mentioned that some kind of military action is possible,  Russia nevertheless proceeds from the fact that it is advisable to  solve all problems through political and diplomatic means," he  concluded.

The Meghri route is a project of a transport route about 40 km long  through the territory of the Syunik region of Armenia, which would  provide transport links between the western regions of Azerbaijan and  its exclave Nakhijevan Autonomous Republic. The opening of transport  routes in the region was planned in November 2020 by the agreements  to stop the second Karabakh war.

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