South Caucasus Railway
Armenia’s Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan received today the Vice-President of the Russian Railways state-run company Andrei Starkov and CEO of the South-Caucasus Railway (SCR) Sergei Valko, the press service of the Armenian government said.
Prime Minister Karapetyan attached importance to the initiation and implementation of regional programs to promote communication and tourism in the region.
Russia’s Trade Representative in Armenia Andrei Babko, commenting Armenia’s law enforcement agencies’ attention to the South Caucasus Railway CJSC and Gazprom-Armenia CJSC, urged everybody not to make such a fuss over these companies and to respect presumption of innocence, 168 Zham reported on Thursday.
The state-owned Russian Railways (RZD) is preparing to break off the agreement with Armenia, claiming that its authorities are blocking the operation of its subsidiary South Caucasus Railway (SCR), which operates the Armenian railways.
The Russian Railways and Russia's transport ministry are "in the process of boiling", Pavel Ivankin, Chairman of the Expert Council, Railway Transport Research Institute, said in an interview with ARKA News Agency. On September 20, RTVI reported that Russian Railways, a Russian fully state-owned railway company, was going to denounce its agreement with the Armenian authorities, since they were hobbling the work of its subsidiary - the South Caucasus Railway, which runs the Armenian Railways.