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
During the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, Armenia is most likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union, Koryun Nahapetyan, MP from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, Head of the Standing Parliamentary Commission on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs, said at a press conference on Thursday.
He stressed that Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union has not stopped the talks with the EU. Moreover, European officials have not said either that no document will be signed with Armenia. Nahapetyan supposes that the document to be signed with Armenia will have nothing to do with the AA/DCFTA. "It will be a different document to fix the achievements during the Armenia-EU talks over the past three years and a half", said Nahapetyan.
The MP thinks that the new document will be a strong basis for further development of the Armenia-EU relations.
To recall, the Eastern Partnership Summit will take place in Vilnius in November 2013. Armenia was expected to initial AA/DCFTA during the summit. However, on September 3, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan announced Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union and contribute to formation of the Eurasian economic union. Russian President Vladimir Putin promises to contribute to Armenia's accession to the Customs Union.