President: Armenia hopes to find new transport links to Georgia’s marine ports
Georgia, Tbilisi, November 29 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Armenia is hoping to acquire new transport links to Georgia's marine ports on the back of the implementation of new infrastructure projects, the President of Armenia Serge Sargsyan told a joint briefing with President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili in Tbilisi on Tuesday.
"Construction of new transport North-South connection will link Yerevan to Batumi which will trigger an increase of trade turnover between our two countries. At least 20 per cent of all cargoes are delivered to Armenia through Georgian territory so we are very eager to find new ways to be linked to Georgia's marine ports," he said.
Mr Sargsyan entertained his hope that the transport connection will be built in the near future so Armenia will receive the opportunity of a more rapid economic development.
The President of Armenia confirmed his country's wish to intensify cooperation with Georgia in the field of the synchronisation of electricity supply networks.
Mr Sargsyan noted that relations between Georgia and Armenia are currently at its peak and expected to deepen in future.
"Trade turnover between our countries has increased by 20 per cent this year. This is good but not sufficient. We must use our opportunities to their best advantage," he said.