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
Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule, who arrived in Armenia to represent the European Union at the third Informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue in Yerevan, Armenia, on 13 September, discussed a broad spectrum of issues of Armenia-EU partnership.
Prime Minister Sagrsyan said Armenia seeks further enhancement of cooperation with the EU in many fields and implementation of democracy development projects in the country, the Foreign Ministry told ArmInfo.
Commissioner Fule, in turn, said the EU respects the choice of its partners and is ready to study new ways to enhance cooperation with Armenia.
On September 3, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan confirmed Armenia's intention to join the Customs Union and contribute to the process of 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. Since 2010 Yerevan has been negotiating on Association Agreement (AA) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the EU. Armenia was expected to initial the AA/DCFTA during the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.
The Customs Union has been created within the Eurasian economic space for trade and economic integration of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.