All 3 S Caucasus countries move in different directions, EU special rep
All three countries of the South Caucasus are moving in different directions, Pietr Semnebi, the European Union special representative on South Caucasus, who arrived in Moscow with the first official visit said in an interview with Nezavisimaya Gazeta Moscow-based daily.
"Thus, Georgia exactly guides the EU and the West. Armenia differs for its being under impact of atmosphere of isolation accompanies by the respective restrictions. Azerbaijan adheres balanced policy with its partners and neighbors," Semnebi underlined.
Semnebi stressed that all three countries face with the necessity of strengthening of their public institutions. "Georgia and Armenian in particular have problems with great neighbors.
Regarding the perspectives of resolution of suspended conflicts Semnebi said that the EU is sure that the conflicts can be resolved without painstaking work on establishment of confidence among the communities, majorities and minorities in the conflict regions. It is necessary to establish an atmosphere of confidence among the countries and regions and their neighbors. It is impossible without outlining not only the political, but also economic perspectives, describing the ways for economic development and achievement of welfare. The EU and Russia, the counties of the region, as well as the interested sides should work over it, Semnebi underlined.