YEREVAN, October 10. / ARKA /. Armenia's membership in the Russia-led Customs Union would be a success if it secured a 9-9.5 % annual economic growth, Poland’s ambassador to Armenia, Zdzislaw Raczynski, told a news conference today.
He reminded that last year Armenia’s GDP saw a 7% growth. ‘Armenia’s membership in the Customs union would be effective if it enables an additional 2-2.5 % economic expansion,’ he said.
The diplomat presented the calculations of Polish experts, which say Armenia would have earned $150 million additionally if it had signed the association agreement with the European Union.
Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan announced September 3 after talks with Russia’s Putin in Moscow that his country would join the Customs Union. Before that Armenia was expected to initial an association agreement with the European Union in late November. .-0-