Latvian Expert: ‘Azerbaijan’s Absence at Brussels Negotiations Raises Questions’

  15 April 2024    Read: 1000
  Latvian Expert:  ‘Azerbaijan’s Absence at Brussels Negotiations Raises Questions’

A recent meeting in Brussels brought together Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian Prime Minister, Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, where they raised issues, which the international community felt ambiguous about.

The Armenian government has repeatedly alleged that the negotiations do not have a geopolitical agenda and are not directed against any third countries. A closer analysis of the situation, however, unveils quite the opposite: the main objective of the meeting was not so much to achieve economic agreements, but to implement geopolitical strategies, such as arming Armenia in particular.

Einars Graudins, Latvian military experts, told in his interview to that this meeting goes beyond a simple diplomatic gathering and must be viewed within the context of security in the South Caucasus.

Meanwhile, special attention is paid to Azerbaijan’s role, who plays a key role in the regional and much broader geopolitical arena. Azerbaijan’s success in recovering Karabakh is described as a phenomenon of historic significance, which speaks volumes of the country’s military prowess.

Security and cooperation in the South Caucasus require an integrated approach that incorporates all key players in the region.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s absence at the negotiations table in Brussels raises questions on the true intentions and efficiency of the diplomacy currently pursued. Graudins criticizes the approach which assumes discussing regional security issues without the participation of all interested parties, comparing the situation to a failed wedding.

The expert also underlines the harbingers of military activity such as Armenia mobilizing armed forces and heavy artillery in the vicinity of the border with Azerbaijan, which suggests preparations for an escalation.

While the Brussels meeting might be important for Armenia, Graudins thinks that it can potentially aggravate the conflict in the South Caucasus, rather than contribute to its resolution.


Murad Najafov

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