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
President of the United States Barack Obama has sent a letter to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, APA reports quoting AzerTAc news agency.
The letter reads: "Dear President, on the occasion of his first official visit to Baku, I would like to convey to you my full support for Ambassador James Warlick as the new U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. His recent appointment is a strong signal of the United States' enduring and unequivocal commitment to helping the sides reach a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
It is my hope that Ambassador Warlick's wealth of diplomatic experience and your government's desire for progress will bring new energy to the co-chairmanship, and to the peace process. I support your efforts to take advantage of opportunities for direct dialogue with Armenia in the months ahead, and to avail yourself of the co-chairs` time and expertise to move beyond the current impasse in negotiations. With the outlines of a compromise already well established, now is the time for a renewed effort to bring peace to the region."