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
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has asked the CSTO member countries to help Armenia to receive an observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
ITAR-TASS reports that Sargsyan confirmed Armenia's interest in the Organisation's activities, which make an important contribution to ensuring of security in the region. "I hope for your support in this matter", he said to the heads of the states included in both the SCO and the CSTO (Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan).
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a Eurasian political, economic and military organisation which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The SCO observer countries are Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia, India and Pakistan.