'Why not Armenia solve ‘Nagorno Karabakh’ issue with Azerbaijan, before bridging Russia and Europe' - question to Armenian President Sarkissian | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

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'Why not Armenia solve ‘Nagorno Karabakh’ issue with Azerbaijan, before bridging Russia and Europe' - question to Armenian President Sarkissian

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Dr Shahid Qureshi, senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post asked questions about the negotiation process of Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian at the Eurasian Media Forum on 23 May 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

He asked the Armenian President Armen Sarkissian who was chief guest at the Eurasian Media Forum May 2019, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Mr President: you said that, ‘Armenia can play a role as a bridge between Russia and Europe. Can you tell us what is your strategy to resolve the issue of Nagorono Karabakh with neighbouring Azerbaijan?

The Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, said, “Armenia and Azerbaijan are negotiating to resolve the issue and Prime Minister of Armenia and President of Azerbaijan are talking to each other”.

President Armen Sarkissian also volunteered himself in responding to my question about the banks and globalisation instead of most relevant to him about the issue of Nagorno Karabakh with Azerbaijan?

Ghida Fakhry TRT World journalist in Washington said: ‘Armenia is not included in China’s Belt and Road network?

The President however, rejected the comment and said: Armenia is part of the BRI network and he was in contact with the Chinese recently.

Qureshi asked the question to panel was “In the absence of transparency and corruption in Banking systems in Swiss Banks and elsewhere how is it possible for any country to meet the high-level requirements of the so called FATF (Financial Action Task Force). Swiss Banks are charging 2% to keeping the mostly ‘corruption’ money in their secret banking system and lending further for 4% and getting 6% for almost doing nothing. How is it possible for any state or country to stop corruption and meet the FATF requirements when Banks are behaving badly in Europe and Switzerland? Sometimes your question is more important and relevant than answers of some experts.

"The Armenian President later asked me ‘why you don’t like the banks and where are you from? He probably thought I was from Azerbaijan. I said to him, ‘I am from Pakistan but living in London."

President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia was a British Citizen and a physicist, as well as computer scientist before becoming President of Armenia and Ambassador of Armenia to United Kingdom said: “Negations between Azerbaijan and Armenia are ongoing, and I am hopeful that issue will be resolved”. The President had multiple nationalities and might have been stretched in pleasing many players, British, Russians as well as Armenians. His knowledge about Banks corruption seems to have been far from realities.

The London Post

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