Restoration railway communication via Abkhazia is beneficial to all parties – Prime Minister

February 05, 2013 |

Restoration of railway communication between Georgia and Russia via Abkhazia will be beneficial for all parties, but this takes time, said the Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili at a press conference this Tuesday.

He assured that nothing negative will happen for Georgia.

“Restoration of the railroad will be beneficial for everyone. It will be positive, but it will take some time. Everything will be done in phases to avoid any issues,” he said, Novosti-Georgia informs.

Recall that the new Minister for Reintegration of Georgia Paata Zakareishvili few months ago announced that the Georgian authorities are ready to restore railway communication with Russia in the framework of “Strategy for de-isolation of Abkhazia.” But later he said that this issue was not being considered, since the Abkhaz side had not shown any interest in this.

Later the subject of opening the railway through Abkhazia was raised during Ivanivshili’s visit to Yerevan. Georgian President Mikhail Saakshavili sharply criticized these statements, as he believes that it is in Russia’s interests only.

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