GEORGIAN FM SAYS THE GEORGIAN SIDE READY TO OPEN UPPER LARS BORDER CHECK-POINT IF THE RUSSIAN SIDE TOO AGREES TO DO IT
DECEMBER 2, 2009
ATHENS, DECEMBER 2, ARMENPRESS: The Georgian side is ready to open
the Upper Lars border check-point if the Russian side too agrees
to do it. "The decision must be made by Russia, Georgia’s approach
is clear – we are ready to open the border check-point," Georgian
Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze told Armenpress. He assured that
from the Georgian side the border check-point is ready for opening:
Georgia has spent several million USD for the reconstruction of Upper
Lars border check-point and it has all the conveniences for operating.
Upper Lars border check-point was closed in July 2006 with the decision
of the Russian side. The reason was the necessity of its upgrading
and reconstruction. Now the difficult relations between Russia and
Georgia impede the opening of the check-point.