Armenia is ready to take practical steps to implement the Crossroads of Peace project, Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office Arayik Harutyunyan has said.
He said Armenia is guided by the principles of comprehensive, inclusive and non-discriminatory application of regional routes and full respect to the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the countries in the talks around unblocking of transport infrastructures in South Caucasus.
Harutyunyan said that the new possibilities of shipment of goods and movement of persons would in turn ensure additional guarantees of security and stability, as well as serious prerequisites for economic growth for all countries.
“Armenia is ready to take practical steps for the implementation of Crossroads of Peace. I’d also like to note that in implementing this important regional initiative, the Armenian government expects effective supports from all international partners,” Arayik Harutyunyan said at the New Regional Reality and the Crossroads of Peace forum in Yerevan.
Armenia believes in the regional peoples’ desire and ability to achieve peace and resolve all conflicts through peace, he said.
“Historically, Armenia has always been at the crossroads linking north to south and west to east, with all subsequent political, economic and cultural specificities. And today, given its geographic location, Armenia is ready to serve as a link for such partnership,” Harutyunyan said.
The New Regional Reality and the Crossroads of Peace forum in Yerevan was attended by Armenian officials, foreign diplomats, as well as analysts and researchers from Armenia, Georgia, Iran, India and Turkey.