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Pashinyan Urges New Approach Amid Geopolitical Shifts: Traditional East-West Formulas Fall Short

Pashinyan Urges New Approach Amid Geopolitical Shifts: Traditional East-West Formulas Fall Short

Amidst a rapidly changing global landscape marked by heightened tension and instability, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan emphasized the need for a reevaluation of traditional approaches to international relations. Addressing the press on July 25, Pashinyan highlighted the evolving international and geopolitical situation, underscoring that the once-reliable East-West formulas no longer suffice.

The world order, long regarded as a pillar of stability in various regions, has undergone a seismic shift, leaving uncertainties and challenges in its wake. Pashinyan commenced the press conference by acknowledging this new reality, stating, "No one knows what the new world order will be like. Armenia's influence in shaping this order remains uncertain, and the threats stemming from geopolitical instability are palpable and real."

The Prime Minister further noted that the geopolitical dynamics in the region have been reshaped by recent events, particularly the developments in Ukraine. The traditional frameworks of East-West interactions, which have historically played a significant role, have lost their efficacy in the face of emerging complexities.

"In light of the current circumstances, it is imperative that we adopt a non-confrontational regional policy. We must redefine Armenia's place and role within the evolving regional architecture," Pashinyan emphasized. He highlighted the importance of cooperation as a means to navigate the complexities of the new world order. This cooperative approach, characterized by a balance of interests, has proven successful among Armenia's neighboring nations, fostering stability and progress.

Pashinyan stressed that the signing of a peace treaty with Azerbaijan and the resolution of relations with Turkey are essential steps within this cooperative framework. These actions are viewed as prerequisites for maintaining harmonious relations with Armenia's immediate neighbors, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Georgia, which are on a positive trajectory.

While acknowledging the emotional backdrop created by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, Pashinyan remained resolute in his commitment to pursuing a strategic agenda centered on peace. He recognized the challenges posed by the current circumstances but underscored the necessity of preserving the peace agenda as a guiding principle of his government's policies.

As Armenia navigates this period of geopolitical transformation, Prime Minister Pashinyan's call for a forward-thinking, cooperative approach seeks to position the nation on a stable and constructive path within the evolving global order.


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