Upper Lars problem concerning Armenian freight trucks resolved, says Economy Minister

 16:53, 6 December 2023

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 6, ARMENPRESS. The problem at the Upper Lars checkpoint pertaining to Russia banning an increasing number of Armenian export freight trucks from entering the country has been resolved, Economy Minister Vahan Kerobyan has said.

He said the issue related to stronger supervision administered by the customs.

“At this moment the vehicles are mostly passing through the Upper Lars checkpoint. The problems emerged as a result of increased control at the Lars checkpoint, after which we initiated discussions on various levels, regarding the problems and solutions. The clearance of vehicles got restored Saturday,” Kerobyan said in parliament when asked on the matter. 

The minister said that the government prioritizes that Armenian companies have high-quality products, not just for exports but also local consumption. “We are resolute in this regard, so that goods produced in Armenia become high-quality, high-standard in a short period of time,” he said.