Armenian-Georgian Relations Tend to Worsen
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PanArmenian.Net
16.06.2006
The Armenian-Georgian relations tend to worsen, Sergey Sargsyan , an expert of Spectrum, the Center for Strategic Analysis stated in Yerevan. In his words, the aggravation is conditioned by the change of the geopolitical situation in the region. “The weakening of the political and economic influence of Russia and strengthening of the role of the U.S. in the South Caucasus led to the change of priorities. Over this reason the states of the region are forced to reconsider their concept of the security system. In Sagrsyan's opinion, the change of the Turkish military-political doctrine, availability of conflicts and membership in various blocs also have a negative impact on the situation. “Azerbaijan and Georgia are aspired for the NATO, Armenia is more bent to Iran and is a CSTO member state. There is also a problem of economic and transport expenses between Armenia and Georgia. However the most painful issue in the Armenian-Georgian relations is the problem of Samtskhe Javakhetia,” the expert underscored.