ArmInfo. The search for common interests by Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan seems to have no alternative. Because only in this way, we will all together be able to develop our region, the South Caucasus, with common benefit and in common interests. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Senior Researcher at the Tbilisi Centre for Social Studies""(CSS), Professor Marina Muskhelishvili.
"We cannot afford the luxury of remaining in that state, in the logic of development in which we have been for the past 30 years. Since, in this way, with our own hands we only strengthen the external influence on ourselves. The influence of external forces, aimed at strengthening the discord between our countries, of course, is in the interests of these very forces. "I think we should start from the point of taking into account the common economic interests of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, "she said.
According to the professor, today the countries of the South Caucasus need to look exclusively into the future and understand that the logic of the development of the region within the framework of the previous and current generation has remained in the past.
Noting the rapid changes in the world, Muskhelishvili highlighted the latest geopolitical transformations in international politics, starting with Afghanistan and ending with the role of the United States in all these processes. The political scientist especially highlighted the latest impulses in relations between Russia and Turkey.
The Georgian political scientist is convinced of the need to take these and other geopolitical tendencies into account in global politics in the search for common ways of development, since the presence of the population of all three countries of the South Caucasus in a rather deplorable situation. In her opinion, economic problems, problems with democracy, unemployment and poverty dictate the need for cooperation between Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. "Being perfectly aware of the utopian nature of these words, taking into account the still unhealed wound that Armenia received a year ago, nevertheless, I see no alternative to the formation of a completely different mindset with the aim of leading our peoples to completely different goals and stages of development. The countries of the South Caucasus must find, must come to common interests and develop in accordance with and on the basis of this concept. We simply have no other way of development, we need to get rid of the stereotypes imposed on us. It is very difficult, but there is no alternative, because otherwise we will remain the backward states of the third world, " Muskhelishvili summed up.