Summarizing the results of the visit of the delegation headed by the Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia Alen Simonyan to Georgia and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Armenian-Georgian diplomatic relations, Georgian analysts noted that relations between the two countries are on a high level Classy and friendly, writes aliq.ge.
In her opinion, Tbilisi and Yerevan are capable of maintaining and developing these relations.
Gela Vasadze, an expert at the Georgian Strategic Analytical Center, said in an interview with Alik Media that despite different foreign policy orientations, Georgia and Armenia maintain good-neighborly relations at a high level. He believes that relations between the two countries are at the level they could be.
Yerevan and Tbilisi should do everything possible to maintain current relations despite the difficult geopolitical situation, the expert said. “We hope that the two neighbors will also be able to work together to create a long-term peace in the region and to seize the opportunity that the USA has already seized. We see that Georgia is also actively involved in the process of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict resolution: it was repeatedly offered to become a platform for Armenian and Azerbaijani partners, to which both the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides responded,” Vasadze stressed.
Former Georgian Minister of Reintegration Paata Zakareishvili also told Alik Media that Georgian-Armenian relations are at a high level, but there is potential for deepening. Speaking about Georgia’s role in the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, he mentioned that Tbilisi can play the role of a mediator, although Russia, the United States and Turkey have already intervened in this process.
The conflictologist also finds that Georgia’s role in conflict resolution comes a little late, but can still be disruptive in some cases, for example serving as a platform for dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan. “Economic, trade and transport relations between Georgia and Armenia should continue to develop,” stressed Zakareishvili.
The delegation, headed by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Alen Simonyan, was on a two-day official visit to Georgia. At the meetings in Tbilisi, Georgian officials reiterated their willingness to support the Armenian-Azerbaijani dialogue. Armenian and Georgian officials mentioned their willingness to bring peace to the region and develop their economies.