Georgia denies being involved in talks on opening Abkhazian section of railway
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.7
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia categorically denies the information spread by the Armenians about the country's participation in the so-called closed consultations on opening the Abkhazian section of the Georgian railway.
The remarks were made by Georgian State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Paata Zakareishvili and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Nov.7.
First Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Armenia Artur Arakelyan said in his interview with Tert.am on Nov.6 that closed negotiations are being held with participation of Armenian Ministry of Transport and Communications on resuming the operation of the Abkhazian section of Georgian railway.
Zakareishvili told reporters that no negotiations are being held and there is not any progress on this issue.
Kvirikashvili for his part added that Georgian side isn't participating in any negotiations on the Abkhazian section of the railway.
Large-scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
Edited by CN