Preventing new Azeri attack in Georgia’s interest: Richard Giragosian

Gita Elibekyan




Director of the Regional Research Center Richard Giragosian is confident Azerbaijan is planning a new attack. He believes that neighboring Georgia can play a role in preventing a new assault, considering its good relations with Azerbaijan and its ally Turkey.

“It’s in Georgia’s interest to prevent Azerbaijan from inciting new war, Georgia can show Azerbaijan all risks and threats of war,” Giragosian said in Tbilisi.

“We want all countries of the region, including Georgia to show Azerbaijan the threats of military actions to the security and stability in the region,” the expert said.

According to Gioragosian, escalation in Karabakh poses a great danger to Georgia, as a transit country. Georgia is already in a complex condition, he said. On one hand, the country has good relations with Azerbaijan, especially in the fields of economy and energy, at the same time it’s trying to reinforce relations with Armenia.

A new military attack by Azerbaijan will threaten the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, as well, the expert said.

“This is a serious challenge not only to the region, but also the international community – the US, the EU and Russia,” Giragosian said. He added that denouncement of the 19914 ceasefire agreement is also a threat to regional and international security.

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