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 Ashot Safaryan
Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan left on a working visit to Moscow overnight. He is expected to meet with Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov and Head of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Khristenko. A Yerevan-based Zhoghovurd newspaper writes that Tigran Sargsyan and Dmitry Medvedev had a phone talk earlier. It is rumored that the Russian prime minister refused to meet with Sargsyan.
Referring to its own sources, the paper writes that Sargsyan asked another loan from Medvedev, at the same time telling him "glad news" - Armenia will redeem the previous $500 million loan ahead of time. "Sargsyan failed to persuade Medvedev. That is why, probably, the Armenian prime minister decided to leave for Moscow," the paper writes.