The restoration of the Abkhazian section of the Georgian railway should be done in complete ignorance of the de facto Abkhazian government. «This is a matter of Russian-Georgian talks and Abkhazians have nothing to do with it,» expert Paata Zakareishvili told GTNews.
The so-called de facto government of Abkhazia. The Chairman of the Security Council Sergey Shamba made a statement that the Georgian government should be interested in the restoration of the Abkhazian railway and that the opening of all communications is necessary for the development of peaceful initiatives in the Caucasus.
According to Zakareishvili, some people in Georgia think that this issue should be agreed with the Abkhazians, but the issue of the Abkhazian section of the railway should be resolved in the interests of Georgia by the Georgian, Russian and Armenian authorities, so that the Abkhazians agreed to the terms and if not, it turns out that the Caucasus «It is run by the de facto government of Abkhazia,» he said.
The expert believes that within the framework of the Karasin-Abashidze talks, a working group of representatives of railway and freight companies should be set up, which will formulate a vision of how the railway will be operated, where Armenian and Turkish cargo will pass through Russia through Georgia. «The Georgian side cannot ignore this issue. If they should be ignored, then they should present a conclusion, which will explain in detail why it does not make sense to restore the Abkhazian section of the Georgian railway, «Zakareishvili said.