Yerevan, Tbilisi to discuss cargo transit through Georgia

ITAR-TASS News Agency
March 9, 2004 Tuesday

Yerevan, Tbilisi to discuss cargo transit through Georgia

By Tigran Liloyan


Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili will visit Armenia, to discuss
with its leadership arrangements for cargo transportation through
Georgia and terms of payment for it. Saakashvili will make a two-day
visit to Armenia on Friday, the press service of the Armenian
president told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

Under conditions of the transport blockade of Armenia, Georgia is the
only state through which cargoes are delivered to Armenian towns,
including fuel and food from Russia.

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan praised the level of relations
with Georgia. “Good personal ties between the heads of state give
impulses for a better development of good neighborly relations,”
Kocharyan said.

The program of the visit envisions a one-on-one meeting between the
two presidents, Saakashvili’s talks with the parliament speaker and
Armenia’s prime minister, and his meeting with representatives of the
Georgian community in the republic.

The Georgian president will visit Echmiadzin, where he will be
received by Catholicos of all the Armenians Garegin II.