Transit Cable Line to Be Created Between Greece Armenia Iran

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The third sitting of Armenia-Greece-Iran trilateral transport and communication commission opened in Yerevan today to target strengthening of both bilateral and trilateral contacts and expanding business links.

The deputy transport and communication minister Ashot Grigorian noted that Armenia pursues an open door policy in different spheres of the country’s life–especially in the economic sector. According to Grigorian–Armenia is resolute to continue the course of reforms. Armenia has large opportunities to become one of the transit countries in the region due to its geographical position.

In Grigorian’s words–the current trade turnover volume between the three countries doesn’t correspond with the potential and possibilities available for launching an efficient cooperation. Today there are a number of sectors–where the business circles of these countries can cooperate and realize joint projects–including transport and communication.

David Rostomian–an advisor to transport and communication minister–added that one of the priorities is the establishment of Armenia-Greece-Iran transit telephone cable line–which will result in changing the telephone tariffs policy. An optic-fiber cable has been put up to Meghri and a 150 km transit way is to be laid down to Iran. The same cable will go to the north up to Russia’s Novorossiysk–and from there to European countries–including Greece.

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