Armenia, which is at the intersection between Europe and Asia, has real chances to build good bridges between the two continents, Baroness Caroline Cox of the British House of Lords said today in Yerevan.
Speaking at the Eurasian Cooperation’s first international conference, the baroness called particularly for stronger efforts towards raising the country’s “pivotal role” in making the Eurasian Economic Union a “smart region”.
The baroness said she is absolutely confident that the country can now return its one-time status of a connecting bridge, opening the gateway between Russia and the United States, and the Arab countries.
Noting that she has 85 times visited Armenia since the 1990s war over Nagorno-Karabakh, Ms Cox said she now sees a real progress inspiring belief about a prosperous future.
Meantime, she admitted that the country faces objectively reasoned impediments due to closed borders with the eastern and western neighbors (Azerbaijan and Turkey). But the baroness said she doesn’t think that the problem is absolutely insurmountable. In her words, “the moment has now arrived for building the historic bridge.”