ITAR-TASS News Agency
October 22, 2004 Friday 3:48 PM Eastern Time

Motor traffic through Georgia-Armenia checkpoints regular

By Tengiz Pachkoria


Motor traffic through checkpoints on the Georgian-Armenian border is
regular, Georgian Border Department Chairman Badri Bitsadze said at a
Friday meeting of the Georgian and Armenian presidents in the border
village of Sadakhlo.

"Armenia and Georgia are interested in motor traffic through the
Russian Verkhny Lars checkpoint [in the North Ossetian sector of the
Russian-Georgian border]: It is the only and vital road to Russia for
Armenia," Bitsadze said.

Motor traffic through Verkhny Lars was stopped after the Beslan
hostage crisis this September. Hundreds of vehicles en route to and
from Georgia have amassed on both sides of the border.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress