Syunik has become a hive of diplomatic activity, with Iran on the forefront

Over the last year Syunik, Armenia's southernmost region, has become a hive of diplomatic activity reflecting its increased strategic importance since the end of the 44 day Karabakh War. In this op-ed for, Benyamin Poghosyan says that Iran has been at the forefront of this activity and it now expects to open a Consulate-General in the region's capital, Kapan, before the end of the year. Syunik has the potential to become a successful economic hub given the right political conditions, but in any case the region is likely to remain in the focus of diplomatic interest going forward.

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