Yerevan hosts international symposium on regional security
An international symposium entitled "Dynamics of Regional Security in the South Caucasus" was held in Armenia's capital Yerevan, on November 17 and 18, News.am reported.
During the event, several foreign discussants noted that Armenia needs to demonstrate a greater flexibility in the relations with its neighbors, and this would contribute to the growth of the country's strategic role.
Also, Alexandros Petersen from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars noted that Armenia has a great potential and a real chance to become a regional center for electricity export.
The symposium discussants also explored the avenues toward Armenia making more use of its Diaspora's capabilities.
The event's Russian participants reflected on Russia's and CSTO's (Collective Security Treaty Organization) policy in the South Caucasus, stressing that this policy is directed toward maintenance of regional stability.
The discussants also examined the prospects for US and EU cooperation in the region.
The participants also looked into the current state of regional conflicts and their solution alternatives. They underscored the need to manifest new approaches and exhibit broad-mindedness toward conflict resolution.
All discussants also stressed the importance of such symposiums.