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
It will be possible to properly assess the resolution on European Neighborhood only after its final version is published, Naira Zohrabyan, Secretary of the Prosperous Armenia Party Faction, briefed on Friday.
"It is not yet clear whether Paragraphs 16 and 22 have been included in the given resolution. According to some sources, these paragraphs have been removed. I have already applied to my colleagues in the Council of Europe to discuss this problem. However, if the aforementioned two paragraphs have been included in the resolution, this can be considered as the European Parliament's severeness in the context of Serzh Sargsyan's Sept 3 announcement on Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union", she said.
To recall, at the plenary session of the European Parliament on 23 October, a draft resolution on the European Neighborhood was adopted. Azerbaijani media outlets report that in the paragraph #16, the resolution "denounces the occupation by one country of the Eastern Partnership of the territory of another and states that the settlement of Armenian Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh Conflict should comply with UN Security Council Resolutions." The document "recalls its position that the occupation by one country of the Eastern Partnership of the territory of another violates the fundamental principles and objectives of the Eastern Partnership and that the resolution of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict should comply with UN Security Council resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884 of 1993 and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Basic Principles, enshrined in the L'Aquila joint statement of 10 July 2009".