ArmInfo. During the working meeting in Minsk the Minister of Transport and Communications of Belarus Aleksei Avramenko and Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of Armenia Suren Papikyan discussed cooperation issues in the field of railway, aviation and road transport, exchanged statistical information on indicators of foreign trade in goods and services, BelTA informs referring to the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Belarus.
"We are ready to discuss all issues and find solutions that will be beneficial for both countries. One of the main issues is the organization of transport links between Belarus and Armenia. We do not have direct communications, but we have the opportunity to create them within the framework of the EAEU," Suren Papikyan noted.
In turn, Aleksei Avramenko confirmed his interest in this. "In addition, it is necessary to build the infrastructure that ensures the delivery of goods to / from our countries and transit traffic," the minister said. He proposed to consider the possibility of transporting export goods of Armenia to Belarus and transit through its territory by rail. Suren Papikyan spoke about promising logistics directions - using the North- South road under construction, which will connect Georgia with Iran, and the Free Economic Zone in Meghri city. ''This is a good opportunity to expand the geography of supplies of Belarusian goods. There is also a discussion with China on connecting the North-South road and the Silk Road, "he said.
Aleksei Avramenko, in turn, offered the Armenian Minister to familiarize himself with the conditions of work in the special economic zones "Bremino-Orsha", as well as the "Great Stone".
The ministers also discussed air transport, which is provided by regular air traffic in the direction Minsk- Yerevan-Minsk twice a week, and in the summer period an additional third frequency was added. The Belarusian side proposed to consider the option of subsidizing its air transportation - in order to shape the price attractiveness of this route for tourists. The key issue in the field of motor transport was the number of permits for transportation between countries. A visit of the Armenian delegation will also be organized to study the experience of Belarus in the road sector and the technologies used in road construction. In conclusion, the ministers agreed on the implementation of a coordinated transport policy of the states, as well as on a meeting in September of this year in Yerevan, where they will continue the discussion of the topics planned.