13.05.2009 | 
Student, Science
WHEN REGIONAL INTERESTS CHANGE...
WHEN REGIONAL INTERESTS CHANGE...
Future diplomats discussed the geopolitical changes that have occurred over the past year in our region.

Deputy Director of the Caucasus Media Institute Sergey Minasyan visited YSU Faculty of International Relations on May 13. The round table was organized by YSU SSS within the framework of jubilee session devoted to the 90th Anniversary of the Yerevan State University Foundation.

The choice of the topic is important due to the fact that we live in this region and local problems are of great interest for us. Secondly, during the past year have been such changes, which turned everything upside down in politics. Therefore, there is a need to reconsider the reality, to look at things differently. There are schemes which are not working now, - said Vice Chairman of YSU SSS Grigor Grigoryan.

Speaker primarily focused on the issues of Armenian-Turkish, Armenian-Azerbaijani relations and the role and place of the Southern Caucasus in World Politics. Mr. Minasyan presented the above-mentioned changes in the context of Russian-Georgian war.

For example, recent political developments have shown that the Armenian-Azerbaijani military confrontation is impossible: this is due to the fact that Azerbaijan, taking into consideration the bitter experience of Georgia, does not try to wage war. It must be also taken into consideration that the price of oil drops in the world. The budget of Azerbaijan is formed mainly of oil, - said Sergey Minasyan.

During the meeting, which lasted for about two hours, different opinions were expressed and questions were discussed. Mr. Minasyan said that he was pleased with the analytical thinking and abilities of students. In the end, he added that if such diplomats develop their activities in our country, the future promises to be quite bright.

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