IP- Armenia is looking to construct the North-South highway to Iran, Minister of Territorial Development and Infrastructure of Armenia said, adding that the Iranian side is also interested in taking part.

Iran PressAsia: Armenia expects Russian companies to take part in the tender to construct the strategic North-South highway leading to Iran, Gnel Sanosyan said on Tuesday. He was speaking on the sidelines of the 8th Armenian-Russian Interregional Forum.

"During this forum, we did not discuss the participation of Russian companies in the construction of the North-South project, but, you know, that we will have a rather extensive tender process in which various international construction firms will participate. I think that our Russian partners will participate in the tender," he said.

Developments after the Nagorno-Karabakh war and the policies of the Republic of Azerbaijan against Iranian trucks' crossing to Armenia have led Tehran and Yerevan to look for new routes to communicate with each other.

Earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that the government intends to spend about $1 billion on constructing the North-South road.


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