MARGVELASHVILI'S VICTORY WILL CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARMENIAN-GEORGIAN RELATIONS - ANALYST

15:22 30/10/2013 " TOPIC OF THE DAY

The victory of Georgian Dream coalition's Giorgi Margvelashvili in
the Georgian presidential elections will create new opportunities
for the further development of Armenian-Georgian relations, political
scientist Alexander Iskandaryan told a press conference in Yerevan.

"The fact is that under Saakashvili, Georgia was one of the countries
who did not decide their own foreign policy. Georgia's capital was
not Tbilisi, but rather Washington, which has different political
priorities," the analyst said.

"Currently, there is an opportunity for Georgia to decide its foreign
policy taking into account its own interests and Georgia is changing
its policy. This, for its part, creates new opportunities for Armenia
and Armenian-Georgian relations," Iskandaryan said.

The expert also said that normalization of relations with Russia is
one of the most important issues for Georgian authorities and Armenia
can play the role of a mediator in Georgian-Russian relations.

Source: Panorama.am