Railroad Through Georgia a Priority for Armenia – Dikran Sarksian

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Railroad through Georgia has a vital importance for Armenia, Premier Dikran Sarksian said in an interview with Russian Moskovskiye Novosti daily, informs News.am.

“Azerbaijan and Turkey are blocking our borders. International sanctions are hampering economic relations with Iran. The railway through Georgia is a priority,” he said, adding that the issue was discussed during his meeting with Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili.

There was not a single issue that the sides failed to reach mutual understanding on, he assured.

“We were pleased with the position of the Prime Minister of Georgia, his interest in the resolution of these problems and normalization of contacts with Russia. We expect that the problem will be solved in the near future, and for our part we will exert all efforts,” Sarksian said.

Speaking about the possibility of solving the Karabakh conflict, Armenian PM noted this first of all, depends on political will of Azerbaijan.

“Armenia has always had a constructive position in talks, namely that the mutually acceptable solution must be found through talks. But, unfortunately, our neighbors are not ready for this,” he said. Speaking about relations with Turkey, Sarksian stressed that the issue felt a strong influence of Azerbaijan who is demanding Turkey’s efforts aimed at isolating Armenia.

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