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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Deputy Minister: Unblocking of economic ties and transport  communications in the South Caucasus is beneficial to all parties

Deputy Minister: Unblocking of economic ties and transport  communications in the South Caucasus is beneficial to all parties

ArmInfo.Unlocking economic ties and transport communications are beneficial to all the parties.

 This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the  Russian Federation Andrei Rudenko in an interview with the  Moscow-Baku news agency, answering the question of what are the  results of the meetings of the Working Group on unblocking transport  and economic ties.  The diplomat stressed that the South Caucasus  suffered for a long time - and still suffers - from mutual blockades,  the inability to establish normal cooperation. "Today there are signs  that we are moving in the right direction. Transport corridors and  economic communications should open and develop in all azimuths,  tying the countries of the region into a single regional network.

In this regard, we positively assess the first results of the  activities of the Trilateral Working Group under the co-chairmanship  of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.  Within the framework of this mechanism, all possible transportation  routes are considered and analyzed. This is a very difficult and  complex process involving representatives of a number of departments  from three countries. It is important to come to decisions that will  allow, while maintaining a balance of interests and gradually  strengthening mutual trust, to remove obstacles to the free movement  of goods and people through the territories of Azerbaijan and  Armenia, "the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said.  Clarifying the  prospects for the participation of Russian companies in projects in  the territories passed under the control of Azerbaijan, Rudenko  stated that Russian companies, like companies from other countries,  are showing interest in participating in the restoration of the  infrastructure of the regions around Nagorno-Karabakh, investing in  various business projects in these territories.  "We hope that in the  near future we will see concrete ideas. This will create additional  opportunities in expanding trade, economic and investment cooperation  between Russia and Azerbaijan," the diplomat said. 

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