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
Armenia and the EU will sign a 1.5-page document at the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius instead of the Association Agreement, a Yerevan-based Haykakan-Zhamanak Daily writes. This will be a Declaration on Armenia's efforts and achievements in the anti-corruption activities, human rights protection, and democratic reforms, the paper writes.
According to the source, Brussels has agreed to sign a kind of Declaration otherwise Armenia's three-year- long work will come to nothing. The document will also help President Serzh Sargsyan persuade the public that the policy of combining two foreign political vectors is a success.
To remind, on Sept 3 in Moscow, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan confirmed Armenia's intention to join the Customs Union and the process of the formation of the Eurasian Union. Vladimir Putin supported Sargsyan's decision and promised to contribute to Yerevan's accession to the Customs Union in every possible way. Meanwhile, Armenia was expected to initial an Association Agreement with EU, including DCFTA, at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius in November along with some other countries.