Iran-Armenia railway project will be more efficient if Georgia also joins it, economist Ashot Tavadyan stated at the conference “Iran: Lifting of Sanctions and the Possible Regional Developments” held in Yerevan.
These movements may put more pressure on Georgia to allow a northeast railway transit through its territory. Such a route would go through breakaway Abkhazia, where Russian troops have been busy restoring Soviet-era tracks. Faced with domestic pressure not to compromise on the railway with Russian troops stationed in Abkhazia, Tbilisi insists that restoration of the Russia-Georgia-Armenia link is not possible for now.
Armenia hopes China soon will agree to pay for a planned railway to Iran. The planned railway could give Iran access to the Black Sea for large-scale shipments of exports and landlocked Armenia a significant role as a transit country. The state of the railway link is not clear yet. Iranian officials said they are building their portion of it, while Armenia is looking for the means to construct its own. Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian 17:30 wedn. Excel statistics 18:30 thu: consuner behavior 18:30 and on saturday at 12hopes to scare up investment for the railroad from China during his upcoming September 23-25 visit. Yerevan and Beijing have already been in touch about the railway, according to Abrahamian.