Armenia is making progress in realizing that collaboration is the key to prosperity, said Rashad Nabiyev, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Digital Development and Transport, at the panel discussion of the International Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi, dedicated to the Middle Corridor, APA’s Georgian bureau reports.
In response to moderator’s question “Doesn't the ongoing tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan risk derailing the Middle Corridor project?" the minister answered that Azerbaijan has never worried about the mutual dependence caused by cooperation.
"If there is cooperation, there is a certain level of interdependence. The ignorant approach is that you think you are independent from everyone. When you cooperate, you realize that interdependence leads to stability, and stability eventually leads to prosperity. Armenia's lack of relations with two of its four neighbors means that it does not have 50 percent of its relations. Azerbaijan has no relations with only one of its five neighbors, which is 20 percent. It is good that they (Armenia - ed.) have started to realize that the path to prosperity goes through the formula I mentioned earlier - cooperation - stability – prosperity,” Minister Nabiyev added.
The minister emphasized that the "Middle Corridor" is safer through the Northern Corridor and faster through the oceans.