Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan discuss railway communications in Caucasus

Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan discuss railway communications in Caucasus

PanARMENIAN.Net - A meeting of the trilateral working group on unblocking communications in the South Caucasus was held in Moscow on Tuesday, December 6 under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The parties discussed the development of railway communication in the region, according to a statement on the website of the Russian government.

"During the meeting, issues of railway construction, development of railway communication and organization of transportation between the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation and in the region were discussed," the statement says.

"The parties noted the positive role of the Russian Federation in the efforts to normalize relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, as well as to unblock economic and transport ties between them. The Azerbaijani and Armenian sides expressed gratitude to the Russian side for the high level of organization of the meeting and hospitality".

The government stressed that the parties will continue to work on the implementation of the tripartite statements of the heads of state regarding the unblocking of transport and economic ties in the region.

The Deputy PMs of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan first meet in person on January 30, 2021 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 Nakhijevan 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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