"Important consensus" on Yeraskh-Horadiz railway, Armenia and Azerbaijan to resume border delimitation talks

Yesterday on Wednesday (21 June), the Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan announced that the process of unblocking regional transport connections will begin with the relaunch of the Yeraskh-Julfa-Meghri-Horadiz railway.

When asked to comment on recent statements made by his Russian counterpart Alexey Overchuk, Deputy PM Grigoryan said that "there’s a consensus that the unblocking process will begin with the re-launch of the Yeraskh-Horadiz railway, which I believe is important because what’s being talked about is concrete and clear."

"I think there is a final understanding that the regulations should be under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the countries through the territory of which the railway will pass. This too is a highly important and fundamental agreement," Grigoryan said.

He refused to reveal details on other issues since there is no final consensus.

Armenia and Azerbaijan to restart negotiations on border delimitation

Also on Wednesday, Deputy PM Grigoryan announced that Armenia and Azerbaijan will resume talks on delimiting their border following days of skirmishes in a number of locations.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Armenian Service reports that Grigoryan propsed another meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Shahin Mustafayev, with whom Grigoryan has also been discussing the unblocking of regional transport connections.

"The [Azerbaijani] response was positive," Grigoryan told journalists. "We haven’t yet agreed on the venue and date of the meeting, but I presume that we will meet very soon." Grigoryan's office also noted that the coming talks with Mustafayev would discuss "current contentious issues that are causing tension on the border".

source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Armenpress