June 21, 2022 - 14:57 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin, has stressed the importance of opening of transport infrastructure and the unblocking of the whole region.
Pashinyan said Monday, June 20 that the road through Georgia is still the only land route that connects Armenia and Russia.
"There are concerns about the current economic conjuncture, with some problems arising in connection with the increase of land economic flows; the decisions you have already made and which we have already agreed on are very important. We are also talking about this with our Georgian partners so that the trade turnover between Russia and Armenia does not face artificial restrictions," Pashinyan said.
"In this context, the opening of regional infrastructure, the unblocking of the whole region is very important. I would like to thank once again [Deputy Russian and Armenian PMs] Alexey Overchuk and Mher Grigoryan, who are working very intensively with the Co-chair of the Republic of Azerbaijan on these issues. I hope that the work done will result in concrete decisions, as you know that the opening of economic and transport infrastructure in the region is important for all countries in the region. In the current situation, it is of special significance."
Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Gnel Sanosyan earlier weighed in on the congestion of vehicles referring to the crowds at the Upper Lars checkpoint on the Russian-Georgian border, maintaining that the situation is acute due to seasonal factors.Sanosyan revealed that by the decision of the Russian government another customs checkpoint will be opened, and certain privileges will be established for the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union), of which Armenia is a member.