Security situation in South Caucasus getting better: Armenian expert

Security situation in South Caucasus getting better: Armenian expert

YEREVAN, December 18. /ARKA/. There are preconditions for strengthening security in the South Caucasus due to a number of external factors, head of Noravank science and education center Gagik Harutiunyan said at an international conference entitled “Security and Cooperation in the South Caucasus” in Yerevan Wednesday.

Not everything is that bad at all, Harutiunyan said adding the situation got better due to lowered risk of war between the United States and Iran.

A geopolitical crystallization of the region is taking place today as compared to the recent quite structureless status, the expert said.

Armenia is joining the Customs Union, and this somehow makes the picture in the region clearer, according to Harutiunyan.

Baku continues becoming closer to Ankara amid West’s lowered interest toward Azerbaijan. West-oriented Georgia’s reconciliation with Russia is another balance factor in the region, the expert said.

The conference “Security and Cooperation in the South Caucasus” is taking place in Yerevan on December 18-20 discussing prospects for creating regional security systems in the South Caucasus, Iran-Turkey relations amid the Syrian crisis, consequences of the Eurasian integration for greater Near East and the current status of Karabakh peace process and settlement prospects.

The conference is held by PolitKontact NGO (Russia) and Noravank science and education fund (Armenia). –0—

14:25 18.12.2013

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