Azerbaijan and Georgia: interdependence cannot be risked

The connection between Georgia and Azerbaijan is a unique model of cooperation in the region

The connection between Georgia and Azerbaijan is a unique model of cooperation in the region. Considering Transcaucasia as a transit zone for big projects and investments, one can say that the region is also a field of power projection for the neighboring states such as Iran, Russia and Turkey. However, besides the foreign interventions in the region, the relationship between three sovereign states of the region matters as well.

Georgia stands with Azerbaijan in big economic investments and energy projects while its territory — Javakheti — is claimed by the Armenians. The same goes for Azerbaijan in that the country’s Karabakh region is still under Armenian occupation and Azerbaijan cooperates with Georgia for gaining access to the Black Sea and Europe. However, the relationship between Azerbaijan and Georgia has recently become strained with the opening of a bust of Mikhail Avagyan, an Armenian war criminal in the Upper Karabakh War, on Jan. 20, 2019, in the Georgian village of Bugashen.

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