Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will operate in 2013, said Azerbaijani Vice Prime Minister Abid Sharifov.
Azerbaijani government expects early completion of railway construction, Trend reported.
According to Sharifov, construction of Turkish section of the railway is expected to be completed in 2010. Meanwhile, construction of the tunnel between Turkish and Georgian sections will be completed in 2012.
The project constructed bypassing Armenia is aimed at its isolation.