YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Committee on Transport and Communications working within the framework of the Armenia-Greece-Iran trilateral cooperation ended its third meeting in Yerevan on Friday. Following the evening meeting on Friday the sides signed a memorandum on understanding–including issues of cooperation in the sphere of motor-transport–communications and air transport.
The sides expressed their willingness to elaborate and later sign an agreement on international combined transportations proposed by the Armenian side. At the suggestion of the head of the Greek delegation–Panaiyotis Zografos–the sides decided to include sea transport in the system of combined transportations. The possibility of constructing a high-speed highway Athens-Yerevan-Tehran to connect Europe with the Middle East was also considered.
The airlines of the participating countries are expected to start negotiations for joint service and research of the economic aspects of the Athens-Salonika-Yerevan-Tehran flight.
The representatives of Armenia and Iran accepted the proposal of the Greek side regarding the organization of follow-up training courses for crews in Greece as well as training for personnel in the sphere of transport.
The next meeting of the Committee will be held in Tehran in the first quarter of 2001.