Georgian expert: Restoration of railway through Abkhazia to harm relations with Azerbaijan
Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 26
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The opening of a railway service through Abkhazia will harm relations with Georgia's partner - Azerbaijan, said the Georgian expert, Tornike Sharashenidze.
"The opening of a railway is not profitable for Georgia. I believe that this will also hurt relations with a partner - Azerbaijan, and will not help us in the restoration of territorial integrity," said Sharashenidze.
She added that in case of resumption of a railway service through Abkhazia, Russia would be able to supply arms and ammunition to Armenia.
On Feb. 26, before a meeting with the special representative of the Georgian prime minister for relations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze, the Russian deputy foreign minister, Grigory Karasin said their meeting would address the restoration of a railway service through Abkhazia.
But after the meeting, Abashidze said the matter didn't dominate and was touched upon only casually.
Edited by CN