ArmInfo.Very soon the South Caucasus, and indeed the entire post- Soviet space, will face completely new geopolitical realities. Senior fellow at the Georgian Strategic Analysis Center, political scientist Gela Vasadze expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the world has changed and continues to change. And we, Georgia and Armenia, must clearly understand that all these global transformations can not but affect the South Caucasus. I think that, among other things, the recent study visit of Foreign Minister of Georgia Ilia Darchiashvili to Armenia also reflected an understanding of these realities," he noted.
According to the Georgian expert, the mention by the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Georgia during the final communique of Yerevan, the importance of cooperation between Yerevan and Tbilisi in the process of forming the North-South international transport and logistics corridor is also extremely important in the context of international sanctions against the Russian Federation. -
According to Vasadze, in reality, the transport corridor connecting the Persian Gulf with the Black Sea has been operating for a long time. And in light of the fact that since recently almost all logistics routes have begun to bypass the territory of the Russian Federation, the load on transit routes through the South Caucasus is only growing and will continue to grow in the future. Which, in the expert's opinion, gives additional relevance and importance to the infrastructure projects being implemented in Georgia and Armenia.
"I believe that everyone already understands that all this is not enough to increase the transit potential of our region. There is an obstacle - closed borders. In this light, Georgia is most interested in establishing a lasting peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Taking into account the fact that this is not only a matter of development for us, but also a matter of Georgia 's security, the maximum efforts to achieve peace in the region are undoubtedly in the interests of Tbilisi. I think that the ongoing meetings of the Armenian and Azerbaijani leadership at various levels give us hope for a peaceful future for our common region," the Georgian expert concluded.