May 7, 2008 - 17:45 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net
- One of the priority tasks for Armenia's should be settlement of liberated territories in Nagorno Karabakh and support to NKR's foreign policy, an Armenian expert said.
"The Armenian-Azeri so-called consultations produced no effect. With creation of the Kosovo precedent, official Yerevan should recognize both Kosovo and Nagorno Karabakh. With densely populated NKR, it will be possible to prevent a new war between Karabakh and Azerbaijan," chairman of Mitq analytical center, historian Eduard Abrahamyan
said in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net
Another key task is cooperation with NATO and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which claims to become the major military-political bloc and a counterbalance to the Alliance, according to him.
"Our neighbor Iran has already announced intention to join the SCO. Yerevan's joining the Organization will open new horizons and possibilities to participate in global economic projects. Moreover, contrary to pro-western Azerbaijan, Armenia can become an alternative for many Asian gas exporters and act as transit country," he said. "However, it doesn't mean that we should stand up against NATO. What we should do is to assess the situation and decide on the benefits we can gain from cooperating with the blocs."
"Strengthening of ties with states which are Armenia's military and strategic partners is also important. To be self-sufficient we should get rid of the complex of "a helpless nation" and develop viable projects for consolidation of Armenian state system in the South Caucasus," the expert said.
Full text of the interview