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
Accession to the Customs Union only allows Armenia's authorities to solve their problem of power retention and it has nothing to do with ensuring Armenia's security, Armen Martirosyan, Deputy Head of the Board of Heritage Party, said during a meeting with the Heritage youth wing and supporters.
The press service of Heritage Party reports that according to Martirosyan, if Armenia joins the Customs Union, it will become more authoritarian. Moreover, the balance in the foreign policy will be violated with all that it entails. Martirosyan thinks that it is wrong to rely only on Moscow when resolving the key problems. "We have repeatedly seen Russia betray its allies for its own interests since the 1990s", he said.
Spokesperson for Heritage Party Hovsep Khurshudyan, in turn, pointed out that the Armenian authorities' refusal to initial and to sign the Association Agreement in its complete version was not a surprise. <The Agreement would have had full force and effect and would have contributed to removal of monopolies, reduction of corruption, enhancement of transparency of the state structures and their accountability", said Khurshudyan.