Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Any company, organization or financial institution when investing anywhere, in the first place reviews the risks associated with the investments. This may be a fundamental factor in making decisions.
The conflict situation or the illegitimacy of power is among the main causes for refusing to make investments.
This is, of course, a common truth, but not for the so-called leadership of the separatist regime in Azerbaijan's occupied region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Speaking in Moscow, the "deputy prime minister" of the separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh, Artur Aghabekyan, who is not good at finance, called on to make investments in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
And in this case, the failure of a statesman contradicts himself. He talks about the economic growth, noting that there are lots of unused capacities and the willingness to provide benefits.
Despite his economic illiteracy, Aghabekyan can't understand that no self-respecting company, no international institution will invest in the occupied territories.
This is not even done by the companies headed by managers of Armenian background. A company's image in international market is above the desire to tarnish itself by collaborating with the regime, which committed the Khojaly genocide. And the solvency of the population in the occupied territories is a big question.
And even if someone is considering the possibility of investing in Nagorno-Karabakh, they need, first of all, to think about what will happen to their businesses if a fighting starts, and such a development is not excluded by anyone.
Aside from that, in the future, following the return of these territories to Azerbaijan, the contracts concluded with the "leadership" of the unrecognized country, will also be unrecognized.
This will be a kind of nationalization.
So, those wishing to invest in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan should think: is it worth of it?
Seba Aghayeva is deputy head of Trend Agency's Azerbaijani news service