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Date: 7 months ago   Category: Politics

I have sung with chorus, I have taken a selfie, I have looked in the field-glass. What has Merkel in Transcaucasia achieved?


The German chancellor has visited Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Whether there are some concrete results of her big tour? German Chancellor Angela Merkel and prime minister of Armenia Nicol Pashinyan. Photo: EPA/TASS Angela Merkel within the Transcaucasian tour has arrived in Baku where has met the president of Azerbaijan. Ilham Aliyev called this visit historical. In turn, the German chancellor spoke about interest of Berlin in expansion of economic relations with Baku. During the meeting with businessmen of two countries of Merkel I have told that Azerbaijan — the important partner of the EU from the point of view of diversification of power supply of Europe. But no statements for start of new large projects have been made. Baku — a terminal point of Merkel in South Caucasus. Earlier she has visited Tbilisi and Yerevan. But Baku is of the greatest interest to her, the first vice-president of the Center of modeling of strategic development Grigory Trofimchuk as Azerbaijan — the only manager of energy resources, first of all gas, in the region considers: Grigory Trofimchuk the first vice-president of the Center of modeling of strategic development "Azerbaijan is suitable for contacts with Berlin best of all as Merkel, most likely, appreciates the most independent position of Baku on the most important questions, including on the Eastern Partnership Baku had the position, even they not always participate in the summits. Such independent behavior always makes an impression, especially from rather small country. In other words, arrangements with such country as Azerbaijan, can be the strongest as don't depend on the current environment. Besides Azerbaijan has the powerful raw base, unlike Georgia and Armenia". Merkel has stayed in Georgia two days. At a state reception the prime minister of the country Mamuka Bakhtadze has handed her a picture of the 17th century which was gone from the museum of Dresden after the end of World War II. How the picture has appeared at the Georgian government, it is unknown, Gazeta.ru notes. In response to the Caucasian hospitality Merkel has sung the favourite German song "We Love a Storm" with the Georgian chorus. As German Chancellor sings, it isn't heard, but on the video footage it is clearly visible that she sings along. At the same time the Georgian politicians were waited by a portion of disappointment. Merkel has made several loud and quite unambiguous statements. For example, she doesn't see prospects of the fast entry of Georgia into NATO, as well as in the EU. The pill was sugared by the German bank of reconstruction and development which will allocate to Georgia 43 million euros for modernization of system of water supply in Adjara. In Yerevan Merkel has expressed readiness to take part in settlement of the Karabakh conflict. It, perhaps, her most loud statement in Armenia. In the evening Merkel in the company of the prime minister Nicol Pashinyan and the president of Armenia Armen Sargsyan has walked on the capital and has even communicated to inhabitants. Politicians have sat in one of cafe. Then on the page on Facebook the prime minister of Armenia has posted the picture in which residents of Yerevan take with Me

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