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 David Stepanyan
The newly-appointed U.S Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick handed over a message from U.S. President Barack Obama to the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. The President's Press Office has published the message:
"Dear Mr. President:
On the occasion of his first official visit to Yerevan, I would like to convey to you my full support for Ambassador James Warlick as the new U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. His recent appointment is a strong signal of the United States' enduring and unequivocal commitment to helping the sides reach a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
It's my hope that Ambassador Warlick's wealth of diplomatic experience and your government's desire for progress will bring new energy to the co-chairmanship, and to the peace process. I encourage you to take advantage of opportunities for direct dialogue with Azerbaijan in the months ahead and to avail yourself of the co-chairs' time and experience to move beyond the current impasse in negotiations. With the outlines of the compromise already well established, now is the time for a renewed effort to bring peace to the region."