Georgia Azerbaijan Turkey Agree on Rail Link Construction

TBILISI (Civil Georgia)–The Georgian–Azeri and Turkish sides signed a protocol in Baku on April 6–over the construction of a railway link between the eastern Turkish city of Gars and southern Georgian town of Akhalkalak–which will also enable Azerbaijan to gain access to its strategic partner Turkey via Georgia.

According to the Georgian Railway Department–a joint Azeri-Georgian-Turkish venture will be set up with headquarters in Istanbul to implement this project. According to the preliminary estimates–the price tag will be $400 million.

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