Georgia, Tbilisi, 18 November / Trend , corr. N.Kirtskhalia /The results of the 4rth Energy summit were discussed by Georgian and Azerbaijani experts during the Baku-Tbilisi video bridge. Experts noted the significance of the summit in the condition of the global financial crisis and sharp political processes in the region. Azerbaijani experts consider that Armenia might prevent the implementation of the Nabucco project on energy resources supply from the Middle Asia and Azerbaijan to Europe and other regional projects by enabling its lobby in France. "Armenia will try to persuade Europe in safety and stability of its territory to implement regional projects," Mubariz Ahmadoglu, Azerbaijani expert and representative of the Innovation and Technology Centre, said.
Georgian experts noted the importance of regional cooperation in order to improve economic relations in the region. "The countries of the region are not integrated fully that hinders the implementation of regional projects. We must sit around the negotiation table and agree on implementation of projects aimed at integrate of our economy," Demur Giorkelidze, an expert who was an MP of the latest convocation of the Georgian Parliament.
Georgian expert Soso Tsiskarishvili considers that political problems should be solved first and then economic issues. "First off all the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict must be settled that will enable to solve economic issues more dynamic," Tsiskarishvili said.
Ahmadoglu rejected the possible cooperation with Armenia. He noted that Armenia was neighbor country than a regional. "There are two countries - Georgia and Azerbaijan, in the region. We are partners and everyone in our country says that Baku is an economic partner to Georgia," Ahmadoglu said.
"We cannot cooperate with aggressors. Armenia is an occupant. If we ask a Georgian whether he would like to cooperate with the aggressor Russia, he will unlikely to respond positively," Ahmadoglu said.
Lado Papava, Georgian expert, does not share anxiety of Azerbaijani colleagues on Armenia might hinder the implementation of regional projects. The fears related Armenia was exaggerated and nobody will rebuild the existing pipelines in the territory of Armenia. If a new gas pipeline will be laid, then it will belong to the Russian 'Gasprom', then Europe will not have an interest to have a business with Russia," Papava said.