Publications Presentation of a new book

April 10, 2021by admin
On September 6, 2014, the Political Science Association of Armenia, the Georgian Center for Social Sciences and the Representation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Armenia organized the presentation of the book “Armenian-Georgian relations: Challenges and Opportunities for the Bilateral Cooperation” The event was attended by the members of the Political Science Association of Armenia and the Georgian Social Sciences Center, experts in regional security dynamics, representatives from a number of NGOs. Opening remarks were delivered by the Chairman of the Political Science Association of Armenia, Doctor of Political Science Hayk Kotanjian and the Head of the Representation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Armenia Naira Gevorgyan. The event was chaired by the Executive Director of the Political Science Association of Armenia, PhD in History Benyamin Poghosyan. The project’s academic advisor is the Chairman of Political Science Association of Armenia, Doctor of Political Science Hayk Kotanjian. Executive Director of the Political Science Association of Armenia Benyamin Poghosyan, the Association Board Member, Doctor of History, Professor Arsen Avagyan, Member of the Association, PhD in Political Science Mikayel Avetisyan have participated in the project. From the Georgian Center for Social Sciences the event was attended by Tbilisi State University Associate Professor, PhD in international relations Phikria Asanishvili, Tbilisi State University invited faculty member, Master in International Relations Ketevan Chumbadze, researcher at the Center for Social Sciences, Master in Peace and Conflict Studies Irine Ozepashvili. The book presents the Armenian and Georgian views on current bilateral relations and their development opportunities, conclusions and recommendations jointly developed by the Political Science Association of Armenia and the Georgian Center for Social Sciences are also presented. The book states, that the Armenian-Georgian relations are based on mutual interests and pragmatic stance of two states, and in spite of different foreign policy orientations, Armenia and Georgia succeeded to maintain rather high level of cooperation. Both the Armenian and Georgian viewpoint is that the situation after Georgia’s signing of Association Agreement with the EU and Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union creates not only challenges but also new opportunities for bilateral relations, which can contribute to strengthening of ties. On behalf of the Political Science Association of Armenia the Association Executive Director Benyamin Poghosyan made a presentation, the view of the Georgian Center for Social Sciences was presented by Phikria Asanishvili, Ketevan Chumbadze and Irine Ozepashvili. During the active discussion after the speeches, the participants expressed their views on possible ways of strengthening bilateral relations. Summarizing the event, the Executive Director of Political Science Association of Armenia Benyamin Poghosyan once again emphasized the importance of the issue and noted that the Political Science Association of Armenia will continue to keep its focus on the regional security dynamics and the RA foreign policy issues.