ArmInfo. The visit of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to Washington actually a month before the presidential elections in this country is a natural result of the absence of an agenda between our countries. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by the head of the "Armenian Center for American Studies" Suren Sargsyan.
"If there were consistent work on this agenda, we simply could not fail to notice it. Moreover, both after the change of power in Armenia, and throughout the entire period of Donald Trump's presidency. In this light, the organization of the visit of the Armenian minister during the completion of the first, Perhaps Trump's last presidential term raises certain questions. Accordingly, Mnatsakanyan's voyage to Washington cannot cause great expectations, "he stressed.
In this light, the reasons for organizing the visit of the Armenian Foreign Minister to Washington exactly in October seem to be unknown to Sargsyan. The expert explains the absence of the visit of the Armenian delegation at the highest level to the United States by the absence of an agenda, as well as important issues between Armenia and the United States.
At the same time, Sargsyan is by no means inclined to determine such a state of affairs in the Armenian- American relations by geopolitical circumstances. In particular, the special relations of Yerevan with Moscow and Tehran. As a substantiation of his point of view, the expert cited the example of Kazakhstan, which is developing excellent relations with the United States at the highest level and with a fairly rich agenda.
"All this does not in any way interfere with Kazakhstan's relations with Russia, its membership in the EAEU, by the way, created on the initiative of the then Kazakh President Nazarbayev. Relations with the United States and other countries that also have good relations with Russia are developing in a similar way. In this light, the arguments, according to to whom Russia and Iran are allegedly hindering Yerevan from developing relations with the US, they seem to be untenable, "Sargsyan summed up.