Pashinyan: Iran-Armenia railway, fundamental change for Yerevan's economy

Yerevan (IP) - Armenian Prime Minister has said that the completion of the Iran-Armenia-Russia railway will bring about a fundamental change in Yerevan's economy.

Iran Press/ Asia: Nikol Pashinyan said in a live TV interview with the people of this country that we should think about the future and new opportunities in our economic life, adding: "With the completion of the Armenia-Russia and Armenia-Iran railways, fundamental changes are created in our economy."

Pashinyan had previously said that the Nagorno-Karabakh peace agreement between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan would allow the Armenian-Iranian railway to operate through Nakhchivan.

Last year, the Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran, in a meeting with the Minister of Regional Management and Infrastructure of Armenia, referred to the agreement to connect the two countries' railways, saying that if 30% progress is made in building the route inside Armenia, the section inside Iran will be implemented.

Elsewhere in his televised interview, Pashinyan also said that progress had been made to resume talks on resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a joint statement on November 9 on the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10. Russian peacekeepers were sent to the Nagorno-Karabakh region to enforce the ceasefire.


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