Azerbaijan says Armenia not to use BTK railway

Attending a meeting in Georgia on Wednesday, Mammadov said that the railway project was pursued by financial support and initiative of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan says Armenia not to use BTK railway

World Bulletin / News Desk

Azerbaijani Transportation Minister Ziya Mammadov has said that Armenia would not use Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway until Nagorno Karabakh problem was solved and its occupation by Armenia ended.

Attending a meeting in Georgia on Wednesday, Mammadov said that the railway project was pursued by financial support and initiative of Azerbaijan.

If Armenia does not leave the lands it occupied in Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh problem is not solved, we will not allow Armenians to use this railway line, he said.

BTK is a regional rail link project to directly connect Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The project was originally to be completed by 2010, but is now scheduled for completion by 2013.

The key objective of the project is to improve trade and economic relations between the three regions, as well as gaining foreign direct investment by connecting Europe and Asia. The project will facilitate transportation of passengers and goods, principally oil.

Last Mod: 13 Şubat 2013, 15:26
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