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
Russian parliamentarians agree that delivery of Russian arms to Azerbaijan creates problems in the region, Armenian parliamentarian, Leader of Free Democrats Party Khachatur Kokobelyan told reporters after today's meeting of the two-day session of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Committee for Security and Defense that kicked off in Yerevan on 30 October.
Kokobelyan said he raised the issue of the Russian arms supply to Azerbaijan at the meeting and said that such arms deals do not contribute to security and stability in the region.
"Substantially, the CSTO cannot be considered as a serious structure if the Russian-Azerbaijani arms deal for $4 bln is introduced just as a 'business project'. Our Russian counterparts agree that this is a really serious problem that needs thorough discussion," Kokobelyan said. The parliamentarian also called it strange that the final
document to be adopted after the session touched upon external threats the region has faced, including Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and other conflicts, without a single word on the Russian-Georgian war, the Abkhazian, South Ossetian and Nagorno Karabakh issues.