Armenia should not have joined UN vote on Jerusalem's status – analyst

17:54 • 22.12.17



Armenia should not have taken part in the United Nations’ voting over the resolution warning against diplomatic efforts to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the director on the analytical center on Globalisation and Regional Cooperation said today, commenting on the country's political stance on the document.

Speaking to Tert.am, Stepan Grigoryan addressed also the Foreign Ministry's statement which he said was absolutely adequate and neutrally-worded.

 

Asked whether US President Donald Trump's landmark statement may in any way impact the US entry visa policies and different funding projects in Armenia, the analyst said he doesn't absolutely expect  major developments. “I don’t think it will impact the visa issuance procedures, but if Trump is as good as his word, we may certainly become vulnerable a little bit. It is an open secret that EU and the United States [are the only superpowers] offering assistance to Armenia. We must be honest enough to admit that,” he added.

Grigoryan noted that the US assistance to Armenia is not limited only to financial resources as they provide also considerable technical supplies to the country to promote technological development.

 

“I am hopeful we are not going into those big games; so they [the US] may not focus too much attention on us,” he added.

 

Meantime the expert considered the United States’ reaction absolutely justified, noting that the country is largely responsible for generating the UN funds for most different projects.

 

 

Ani Ohanyan





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