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
Baku's rhetoric in the Karabakh peace process is unlikely to change after Ilham Aliyev’s re-election as President of Azerbaijan, Artak Zakaryan, MP from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Head of the Parliamentary Commission on Foreign Relations, told ArmInfo.
Zakaryan thinks that at the current stage of negotiations Azerbaijan is evidently unable to promote its interests to the full extent and to dictate its own rules, because the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs cope with the task of observing the rules and conditions of the process well enough.
He added that during the election campaign the incumbent power tried to use the anti-Armenian rhetoric for propaganda purposes. But now that Aliyev as been re-elected president, he could as well prepare his own people for peace. "One should take into account that the destabilization of the situation in the region will prove costly for the Aliyev regime. His society will not forgive a new war. Military settlement of the problem will undermine the positions of the Aliyev regime. The balance of forces in the region gives Azerbaijan no guarantees for military victory", he said.