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's Deputy Foreign Minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, thinks the statement by Russian president's adviser, Sergey Glazyev, that Armenia would lose sovereignty in case of initialing the Association Agreement with the EU. "I don't want to comment on such statements which insult me", - he said during today's discussion of the draft budget 2014 in the parliament.
He said that a team of professionals from Economy Ministry, Finance Ministry and Agriculture Ministry were participating in the negotiations with the European Union. They discussed in details every point and paragraph of the Association Agreement, he said. "This means that we are very well aware if there is sea fishing in Armenia or not", - Mnatsakanyan said.
To recall, there were some amazing howlers in the text of the Armenia-EU Association Agreement, says Sergey Glazyev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Science, Advisor to President of Russia, Komsomoslkaya Pravda writes. Under the Agreement, Glazyev said, Armenia pledges to fulfill the EU's directives in the field of sea fishing and cross-border trading with the EU, though Armenia has neither access to the sea nor borders with the EU.