Representatives from the governments of Armenia and Georgia signed an agreement on Wednesday to construct a bridge over the River Debed, which would connect the two countries at the Bagratashen-Sadakhlo State border checkpoint.
Gagik Beglaryan, the minister of Transport and Communications, signed the agreement on behalf of Armenia. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, deputy prime minister and the minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, signed for Georgia.
The idea for the bridge formed during a recent official visit to Georgia by Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan. Both Abrahamyan and Georgian Premier Irakli Gharibashsvili agreed that construction of the bridge should be approved by the end of the year.
The agreement marks positive relations between the two nations.
Abrahamyan expressed his approval of the growing ties between the countries and urged that they continue.
Specifically, both parties agreed that more could be done to tune up economic and trade cooperative efforts between the countries.