Zemo Larsi checkpoint functioning well
By Messenger Staff
Thursday, July 1As is known, after the five years of being blocked the Zemo Larsi customs and border checkpoint resumed functioning on March 1, 2010. The Georgian authorities claimed then that the major motivation for this was the desire to assist Armenia, as this is the only land connection between Russia and Armenia and Armenia is the major beneficiary of this facility.
On June 28 Manuk Vardanian, Minister of Transport and Communication of Armenia, expressed his satisfaction with the work of the Zemo Larsi checkpoint but mentioned that road reconstruction works need to be undertaken, in particular laying asphalt on certain segments of road, 12-13 km in total. He added that agreement with Georgian side has been achieved on this issue.