Tension and misunderstanding between Armenia and Georgia have recently increased, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Armenian National Congress Vladimir Karapetyan said at a press conference today, Armenia Today reported.
He was summarising the activity of the current authorities in the international arena.
Before incumbent Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan came to power, the Armenian and Georgian presidents met several times a year. But there was no high level visit in 2013. He stressed that the new authorities formed after the elections in Georgia actually have no interest in Armenia. Tourism develops only unilaterally. Only Armenian tourists show interest in Georgia. Armenia's unexpected decision to join the Customs Union was another challenge.
Despite all the positive tendencies in Armenian- Iranian relations, the negative features were observed here after Sargsyan came to power. Trade turnover with Iran decreased 10 percent.