TBILISI: Georgia And Armenia Discuss Possible Full-Fledged Operation

GEORGIA AND ARMENIA DISCUSS POSSIBLE FULL-FLEDGED OPERATION OF TRANSPORT ROUTES IN REGIONS

Daily Georgian Times, Georgia
June 28 2006

The Georgian and Armenian foreign minister discussed the outlooks
for full-fledged operation of transport routes of the region at the
meeting in Tbilisi on Wednesday.

Vardan Oskanian, Armenian Foreign Minister said that a set of economic
issues have certain political implication and need to be addressed
in particular way.

According to him, start of operation of the Karsi-Gyumr-Tbilisi railway
route will contribute to increasing of bilateral cargo turnover and
enable all South Caucasian countries to use regional transit capacity
at its best.

Gela Bezhuashvili, Georgian Foreign Minister said that the Georgian
party is fully aware of its role of regional junction and will continue
work for elaboration of more advantageous transit routes.

"Georgia is interesting in diversification of transport routes that
will facilitate development of all countries in the region in the
future", he added.

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