Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly and head of the Armenia-Switzerland friendship group, Eduard Aghajanyan, received Lucas Rosenkrantz, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to Armenia, on January 24. Maria Karapetyan, a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations and the Armenia-Switzerland Friendship Group, was present at the meeting.
The parties discussed issues related to regional security. Presenting details about the crisis created by Azerbaijan around the Lachin Corridor, Eduard Aghajanyan noted that blocking the road is a gross violation of the international obligations assumed by the tripartite declaration of November 9, 2020, by Azerbaijan. In this context, the chairman of the commission emphasized that the non-constructive approaches of Azerbaijan greatly hinder the establishment of security and long-term peace in the region.
Eduard Aghajanyan emphasized the role of international partners in preventing the unfolding crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. The President of the Commission highly appreciated the EU Council’s decision to establish a European Union Civilian Mission in Armenia (EUMA) within the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) framework.
At the meeting, the development agendas of the inter-parliamentary relations of the two countries were discussed, and the need for effective interaction of friendly groups was emphasized. Issues related to both bilateral and multilateral cooperation were addressed.
Lucas Rosenkrantz highlighted the deepening of Armenian-Swiss inter-parliamentary relations and the development of cooperation in several fields. Armenian parliamentarians highly appreciated the ambassador’s active role in developing relations between Armenia and Switzerland. At the end of the meeting, the parties emphasized the long-term friendly relations between Armenia and Switzerland, noting that there is a great potential for cooperation in various fields.