Armenia ready to assume almost full commitment for accession to Customs Union: Shuvalov
YEREVAN, October 25. /ARKA/. Armenia is ready to assume almost full commitment required for joining the Customs Union, first vice-premier of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov told reporters.
The working group set up for the issue will submit a roadmap already in December, he said as quoted by Novosti-Armenia referring to RIA Novosti.
Thursday meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Minsk considered prospects of Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union.
The vice-premier also said Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan applied to the Customs Union leaders for ratifying the required documents as soon as possible.
Unlike Kyrgyzstan that asked for certain exceptions, Armenia is ready to accept practically all the agreement, Shuvalov said referring to a statement made by the Armenian side.
After their negotiations on September 3, Armenian and Russian presidents made a statement about Armenia’s intention to join the Russia-led Customs Union and then to participate in the Eurasian Economic Union. According to earlier plans, Yerevan was expected to sign an association agreement with the EU at Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. European officials say these two formats are incompatible. –0—