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Challenges and prospects of cooperation between the countries of the South Caucasus: the context of the Eastern Partnership Initiative

In today’s increasingly intensified international competition and the world full of growing threats, the need to deepen cooperative relations between states is being activated with new force. World history is full of examples of both militaristic and political associations that were formed and changed according to specific historical circumstances.


No less important unions, the formation of which has an economic basis. In this case, the main motive of cooperation is to obtain a synergistic effect and strengthen positions on a global scale, to gain an advantage in the competitive struggle, to use existing resources and conditions more fully and effectively, etc.


A new understanding of cooperation is the implementation of the political initiative – Eastern Partnership by the European Union, which allows the Eastern neighboring countries of the European Union to start closer cooperation both with the member states and with each other, which can be considered as a new formula for their future success.


The Eastern Partnership initiative is a very big contribution from the European Union to the stability and development of the Eastern neighboring countries and, at the same time, it is a very good opportunity to support European security and the achievement of global goals. That is why the right steps taken by both sides lead to the achievement of multifaceted positive results for all parties involved.


From the mentioned point of view, it is especially important for the European Union to promote the development of the South Caucasus states when they become supporters of the international order and regulations. We consider this to be one of the important directions in which the cooperation between the EU member states and the countries of the Eastern Partnership (including the South Caucasus) should be developed. Therefore, it is a mutual interest and mutual need, which should be well understood by all EU member states.


Keywords: Eastern partisanship; regional commons; Regional cooperation.