The political week started with a trilateral meeting in Moscow. The leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia discussed economic issues, in particular, the implementation of the last point of the November 10 trilateral statement, paragraph 9. According to the agreement, it is planned to open all economic and transport ties in the region.
Unblocking is a process that implies a positive economic shift. In the case of Armenia, however, unblocking also carries security risks. The issue becomes more worrying when the Azeri propaganda theses produced for their own people reach Armenia through the information corridor.
The key word here is the corridor. According to deliberately circulating false rumors, Armenia is going to provide a corridor to Azerbaijan in Syunik. The statements of both November 10 and January 11 do not mention such a corridor. The agreement concerns the establishment of a transport link Between Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan through the territory of Armenia, and the corridor implies completely different legal and economic consequences.
Arthur Khachatryan has prepared a report on possible options, economic benefits and security risks to connect Armenia by rail to Russia and Iran.