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Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan attends Silk Road Forum

The Prime Minister of Armenia, ‘Nikol Pashinyan’ participated in the “Silk Road” international conference in Tbilisi on October 26, 2023. He met with the Prime Minister of Georgia ‘Irakli Garibashvili’, Prime Minister of Montenegro, ‘Dritan Abazović’, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, ‘Ali Asadov’ and other high-ranking officials at the conference. 

The Representatives of international organizations also took part in the event.

During the conference, Pashinyan presented the “Crossroads of Peace” project of the Armenian government along with its principles. 

The main four points of the project are as follows:

  • Sovereignty over Infrastructures: All transportation and energy networks, including roads, railways, pipelines, and power lines, fall under the jurisdiction of the countries they traverse.
  • Border Control and Security: Each nation conducts its own border and customs controls, ensuring the safety and security of both domestic and international transit.
  • Dual Use of Infrastructures: The designated networks serve domestic and international transportation needs, enhancing connectivity within and between nations.
  • Equal Access and Simplified Procedures: Countries benefit from shared infrastructures based on principles of equality and reciprocity, potentially leading to streamlined border and customs procedures.

About the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum 2023

The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum 2023 was held successfully. The central theme of the forum in 2023 was “connectivity”. It was held for the fourth time in Georgia.

The opening ceremony of the event was held on October 26 at the State Theater of Tbilisi Opera and Ballet with the participation of Prime Ministers of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Montenegro.

The Silk Road Forum was founded in 2015 by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. The Road Forum is an event of international importance in which more than 2000 delegates and guests from 60 countries participate this year. It has now become a global brand and has become an essential political-economic platform.

 

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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