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Armenia ready to restore railway communication with Azerbaijan, says Armenian PM

Armenia ready to restore railway communication with Azerbaijan, says Armenian PM

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS. Armenia expresses readiness to restore motorway and railway connection with Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Ministerial Meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries, which Yerevan is hosting.

Speaking about the possibility of restoring railway communication with Azerbaijan, Pashinyan  noted that it could be carried out  through two pre-existing railways.

“The first is the northern route, which connects the Azerbaijani Kazakh region with the Tavush region of Armenia. The second is the southern route, which, among others, also connects the western regions of Azerbaijan with Nakhichevan. We believe that the western regions of Azerbaijan can be connected with Nakhichevan and the outside world through the northern route. We have officially expressed this readiness, and today, we reiterate it," Pashinyan said.

According to the Prime Minister the motorways also can have northern, middle, and southern routes, which will open new opportunities for the region.

“Basically, through the Crossroads of Peace, Armenia can connect and be connected with other countries along the north-south and east-west axis,’’ said Pashinyan.

“Moreover, we express the same readiness in terms of reopening the Armenia-Turkey railway, as well as in terms of reconstructing, reopening the two Armenia-Turkey motorways, which will have a significant impact not only on our region, but also on international economic relations, cultural, political ties, and global security issues, in general," noted Armenian PM.

Additionally, the Prime Minister underscored that all routes of communication must operate under the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the countries through which they pass.

“The next principle is as follows: each state, through its state institutions, ensures border control, customs control and security of all infrastructures, including the passage of citizens, goods and vehicles,'' noted PM Pashinyan.

 








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