YEREVAN—Despite the different foreign policy choices between Armenia and Georgia, the two countries will maintain good-neighborly relations in the future, an expert on Georgian studies, Alik Eloeants, says. He believes that Georgia will recognize the Armenian Genocide “sooner or later.”
Armenia and Georgia have enjoyed high-level relations for centuries and this will continue into future, the expert told reporters today. This was not hampered even by the fact that the two countries preferred two different vectors.
“As the development of Georgian-Russian relations has slowed down in the recent period, Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union will help the Georgian partners get access to the Russian market,” he says.
According to Eloeants, even Georgia’s good relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan are no obstacle to the good-neighborly relations with Armenia.
The expert reminded that Turkey is Georgia’s number one trade partner and raising the genocide issue would cause great harm to Georgia’s economy. Eloeants is confident, however, that the Georgian Parliament will recognize the Armenian Genocide sooner or later.