Ministers to Meet for Talks on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway

TBILISI (–The ministers of transport for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey will meet Tuesday in Tbilisi for talks on the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.

The meeting, which will last until Wednesday, will also include on its agenda a discussion about additional financing for the Georgian section of the railway. Azerbaijan has signaled it is ready to invest $50 million in the project.

The project also includes the construction of the 98 km-long Kars-Akhalkalaki railway, which passes through 68 km of Turkish territory and 30 km of Georgian territory.

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, which bypasses Armenia, is expected to begin operation in 2013.


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