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 Emmanuil Mkrtchyan
"Who has been heard and why?" - this was the title of my article published in the Armenian press 18 years ago. I argued against Valery Mirzoyan, a representative of the anti-Russian wing of the Armenian National Movement Party. I claimed that the decision on the contractual and legal registration of the Armenian-Russian strategic alliance and deployment of a Russian military base in Armenia met the national interests of Armenia", Hmayak Hovhannisyan, Head of the Armenian Association of Political Experts, says in his interview with ArmInfo.
"Who remembers Valery Mirzoyan and others who called for ousting Russia from the South Caucasus region under the slogan "It is necessary to expel the third force"? My current opponents, who think they have managed to hypnotize the Armenian leader, will fall into political oblivion in the same way. Serzh Sargsyan has weighed all the pros and cons and made a wise decision, having blown sky-high the expectations of the ill-wishers of the Armenian- Russian strategic cooperation.
We should hope that he will take similar efficient steps in the domestic policy and the public support for his foreign political course will grow", says Hovhannisyan.
He points out that in the troubled 1990s, uneasy 2000s and today the Armenian Association of Political Experts will support the politicians who make decisions with due regard for the highest national and state interests of Armenia.