Armenia’s prime minister Tigran Sargsyan made a speech in support to opening of the Armenian-Turkish border. Delivering a lecture “Crisis as an opportunity” to young professionals in Yerevan, he particularly mentioned, that Armenia currently is too dependent on Georgia.
“2/3 of our foreign turnover is carried out via Georgia, transit rates are too high and we can settle that question at all. Cargo delivery from any country to Poti or Batumi is twice chipper than the delivery from those ports to Armenia. High cost of transportation negatively impacts Armenian business.
In this regard opening of the Armenian-Turkish border can positively affect our economy. Though, we do not expect wonders, but the level of economic safety of Armenia will rise,” Tigran Sargsyan said.