Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Ashot Safaryan
The leader of the Union for National Self-Determination party, one of the fighter for independence of Armenia, Paruyr Hayrikyan, said at today's press-conference that Armenian authorities do not take enough efforts to fulfill the key points of the Independence Declaration.
He said that adoption of the Independence Declaration by the Supreme Soviet of Armenia opened the way to the process of the statehood formation, but the leaders of the state, in particular, Levon Ter-Petrosyan and his comrades-in-arms were not ready to that and further developments resulted in the course displacement, chosen first. "According to the Declaration, the new and independent Armenia was proving its adherence to the democratic traditions of the First Republic of 1918, in particular, formation of the parliament through the proportional electoral system , as well as adoption of the Constitution through the Constitutional Meeting. None of them were observed", - Hayrikyan said.
He also added that the same vicious system was preserved up to now, and despite point 3 of the Independence Declaration, the people of Armenia do not own statehood. "We still do not have a strict development strategy of Armenia as an independent state. And we do not fully estimate the idea of independence", - Hayrikyan thinks.