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Aggressor can’t be left without sanctions, Azerbaijan has many assets – Swiss MP

Aggressor can’t be left without sanctions, Azerbaijan has many assets – Swiss MP

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 14, ARMENPRESS. Stefan Müller-Altermatt, Co-Chair of the Switzerland-Armenia Friendship Group, member of the parliament of Switzerland, doesn’t rule out the possibility of imposing sanctions against Azerbaijan.

During a press conference in Yerevan, Armenia, the Swiss lawmaker said that Armenia first of all needs security guarantees.

“I think this is the most important issue that needs to be discussed here in the next months. Switzerland must be one of the countries that must clearly speak about this. The territorial integrity of Armenia is not being discussed, it first of all must be announced”, he said.

As for the possible sanctions by Switzerland against Azerbaijan, the lawmaker said that all sanctions, that were imposed in other conflicts, for example, in case of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, undoubtedly, must be applied especially in Azerbaijan’s case.

“And it cannot be that aggressor is left without sanctions. I think we should do the following: we need to treat all aggressors in the same way. Switzerland has many assets of Azerbaijan, and we must very clearly express our position, we must do everything so that they understand that Switzerland is not just a secure and safe place to keep your money with which you then buy weapons and fight against Armenia. We have to do this”, the MP said.

Another Swiss lawmaker Michel Matter stated that today, on October 14, the issue of adopting a resolution condemning Azerbaijan’s aggression will be discussed in Geneva.

“Today a discussion will be held in Geneva regarding an adoption of a resolution which will condemn Azerbaijan’s actions”, Michel Matter said.


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