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 Marianna Mkrtchyan
Armenia's striving to become an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will allow it to expand and diversify its international political and trade relations, Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly said on October 1.
Moreover, at the recent session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Sochi, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addressed specific messages to both the local and foreign audience. In particular, further strengthening of the relations with the CSTO stems from the positions of sovereignty and security of Armenia. Armenia's task number one is to ensure the security of Artsakh and its international recognition. In addition, Armenia does not admit some CSTO member states' unilateral position about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. "It is indisputable that the security and independence of Artsakh cannot be an object of political compromise", said Sharmazanov.