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 David Stepanyan
The first after summer holidays plenary session of the European Parliament will start September 9-12 in Strasbourg.
On September 11, European parliamentarians are expected to voice criticism of Russia's pressure on the Eastern Partnership countries, particularly, on Ukraine and Armenia, which aims to prevent enhancement of their economic relations with the EU at Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit in November. The European parliamentarians will vote for a relevant resolution already on September 12, Interfax-Ukraine said.
On September 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.