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 Tatevik Shahunyan
Both Moscow and Brussels fully understand Yerevan's policy, Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament, Spokesperson for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Eduard Sharmazanov said following the sessions of the Council and the Supreme Body of the RPA, when commenting on some politicians' opinion that Armenia's foreign political agenda is currently turned aside by both Europe and Russia.
Sharmazanov recalled the latest statement of Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, who said that Europe's doors have never been closed and will never close for Armenia. "I am glad to say that both Brussels and Yerevan fully understand the policy of Yerevan. We will continue promoting cooperation with our strategic partner Russia and Europe in implementing political reforms", said Sharmazanov. He stressed that Armenia's accession to the Customs Union and the dialogue and political reforms within the frames of the EU do not run counter to each other but are complementary processes.
When summing up the results of the CSTO Summit in Minsk, Sharmazanov stressed that the heads of all the three member states of the Customs Union came out for Armenia's accession to that organization. He added that all of the Customs Union countries have the right to veto, but none of them used that right. Sharmazanov pointed out that the roadmap on Armenia's accession to the Customs Union will most likely be ready by December 2013.