Armenian Minister speaks deadlines for rail route through Nakhijevan

Armenian Minister speaks deadlines for rail route through Nakhijevan

PanARMENIAN.Net - "Active discussions" on the renovation of the Armenian section of a rail route to Azerbaijan are currently underway, Minister of Territorial Administration and infrastructure Gnel Sanosyan has said, according to Sputnik Armenia.

Sanosyan believes it will take about 10 months to a year to transport cargo through the Yeraskh-Julfa section.

"In certain areas a large-scale process needs to be implemented, which could last years. In other parts, it will be easier to restore [the railway] and exploit it," Sanosyan was quoted as saying on Wednesday, December 29.

The Deputy PMs of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan first meet in person on January 30 in Moscow to discuss new transport communications that would link Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan. New rail and road routes in the South Caucasus are expected to connect the Azerbaijani Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan with the rest of the country, for which a road will be built through the territory of Armenia. There will also be road and rail routes through the territory of Azerbaijan to connect Armenia to Russia.

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