FUTURE OF WHOLE CAUCASUS IS INTEGRATION TO EUROPEAN STRUCTURES, GEORGIAN POLITICAL SCIENTIST CONSIDERS
"In difference to Armenia and Azerbaijan, Georgia has no other way
of carrying on foreign policy except the western vector." Political
scientist Soso Tsiskarishvili stated during the Novosti-Armenia
international information agency’s July 28 Yerevan-Tbilisi TV
bridge. According to the Georgian political scientist, Georgia has
repeatedly "burn itself" in its relations with Russia, and today,
when Georgia strives for joining NATO, it is not the caprice of
country’s authorities, but the wish of the Georgian people.
Armen Ashotian, a Board member of the Republican Party of Armenia,
said that Armenia respects Georgian people’s choice. "However, at
the same time it is important that irrespective of the fact what
international structures we have joined we be able to play our own
and not other’s games in our region," A. Ashotian said.
Political scientist Gia Khukhashvili agreed to RPA figure’s assertion
mentioning that Armenians and Georgians should build their relations
irrespective of the circumstance of being involved in international
structures. In his opinion, Georgia’s joining NATO will not have a
negative impact on Armenian-Georgian contacts, as "the future of the
whole Caucasus is integration to European structures." Touching upon
the construction of the Kars-Baku-Tbilisi railway, G. Khukhashvili said
that one can see on the map that railway bypassing Armenia and it is
"not such an aesthetic picture." However, in any case, according to
him, Georgia will do its best to exclude Armenia’s blockade.