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If some day a decision is adopted on exploitation of the railway from Russia to Armenia, no issues regarding the political and legal jurisdiction of the Abkhazian sector of the railway may be an object for speculations, Deputy Foreign Minister of Abkhazia, Irakliy Khintba, said in an interview with the Russian "Kommersant".
"We have not yet owned the needed econometric and other calculations so that to say about commercial expediency of the given project", - he said and added: "This Abkhazian railway is the property of our state, and there may be no other stance".
Earlier, making a speech at PACE spring session in Strasbourg, Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said that the Abkhazian sector of the railway will be undoubtedly opened in future but it should happen first of all taking Georgia's interests into account.
State Minister for Reintegration Paata Zakareishvili said that Georgian authorities are ready to restore railway communication with Russia within the frames of "the strategy on de-isolation of Abkhazia". However, later he said that the issue left its relevance, as the Abkhazian party showed no interest to it.
Georgia's Economy Minister, Georgiy Kvirikashvili, said that an issue of resumption of the Abkhazian sector of the railway is not watched in an active regime, "as it is a hard political topic and resolving of this issue is not so much easy".