Armenian, Georgian FMs Discussed Development of Transport Communic.

IN YEREVAN ARMENIAN AND GEORGIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS DISCUSSED
DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT COMMUNICATIONS

22.07.2004 14:14

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Questions of development of roads and transport
corridors as one of the ways to progress in the South Caucasus were
discussed by Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian and his
Georgian counterpart Salome Zurabishvili during her present stay in
Yerevan. At that, as reported by the Press Service of the Foreign
Ministry of Armenia, the parties noted that by means of equal
development of communications both in East-West and North-South
directions, the Caucasus can be turned into an actual crossroad. The
Ministers exchanged views on full launching of all railways in the
region, specifically Kars-Gyumri-Tbilisi and the Abkhazian segment of
the Russia-Georgia-Armenia railway. The Armenian and Georgian
Ministers of Foreign Affairs also discussed energy provision of the
region, realization of programs with Iran. Apropos, as S. Zurabishvili
stated in an interview with RFE/RL, the idea of possible
transportation of Iranian gas to Georgia via the Iran-Armenia gas
pipeline regia, whose leadership wishes to make the region a transit
one. As noted by Zurabishvili, the Georgian authorities are ready to
consider the idea.

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