In an illustration of ongoing diplomatic relations between Russia and Armenia, Senators of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian Parliament, have affirmed their regular communication with Armenian parliamentarians. The nature of these discussions, while not explicitly detailed, typically focuses on strengthening bilateral ties and addressing mutual interests in spheres such as security, economic collaboration, and cultural exchanges.
Continued Dialogue Amidst Regional Politics
The continuous dialogue underscores the significance both nations attach to their partnership amidst the backdrop of regional politics and international affairs. The Armenian National Assembly Speaker, Alen Simonyan, however, will not participate in the external session and the 16th plenary session of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to be held in Moscow on December 19.
Armenia's Security Concerns and International Relations
Armenia faces threats from Azerbaijan and, to some extent, Russia, which are no less significant than those from Turkey, as noted in the discourse. The U.S., while it has not proposed an arms sale, has long been providing Armenia with military assistance, ranging from battlefield medical aid to military education. This assistance is seen as significant considering the geopolitical dynamics of the region.
Prospects for Regional Peace and Cooperation
Georgia, despite its long-standing policy of neutrality regarding the Karabakh conflict, plays a crucial role in the peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The country's impartiality, positive relations with both conflict parties, and the recent European Parliament recommendation for EU candidate status could contribute significantly to its elevated position in the South Caucasus. Turkish journalist and analyst Emre Diner's suggestion that Turkey should recognize the Armenian Genocide could also lay a foundation for improved trilateral relations between Armenia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan in the future.