Former President George Bush understood very well the strategical importance of the South Caucasus for the USA, Former Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza said in his speech at the webinar “New realities in the South Caucasus: Prospects and challenges” organized by Center for International Relations Analysis, APA reports.
He noted that the US Presidents elected after G. Bush did not demonstrate activity regarding this region.
“Maybe Biden Administration will be more active regarding the South Caucasus and develop a strategy for the region. There have not been any presidents besides George Bush who showed interest in these issues. 4 hours meeting of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan in the US, George Bush’s visit to Georgia may be an example of this. George Bush well understood the strategic importance of the South Caucasus for the US. No US president has shown any interest in this region since that period. From this point of view, I think that president Biden will have strategic thinking, but we are not sure. . During the clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia in July, Turkey and Russia expressed their views on the issue, but the United States did not show up. As we know, Currently, Turkey is closely involved in the process. However, Turkey's active participation may not be so attractive for Washington” said M. Bryza said.