Armenian experts meet to discuss EEU accession problems in Yerevan
YEREVAN, June 11. /ARKA/. Armenian experts discussed on Tuesday the problems related to Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in terms of the Karabakh problem in particular.
Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan said at a Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in Astana on May 29 that Yerevan plans to join the EEU by mid June. Russia’s Putin, in his turn, said the agreement on Armenia’s accession should be signed shortly.
According to the head of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutiun Hay Dat and political affairs office Kiro Manoyan, the country should pay special attention to the provisions of the agreement as they may have impact both on Armenia’s and Nagorno-Karabakh’s future.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Democratic party of Armenia Aram Sargsyan believes the country should have developed a clear program based on national and statehood interests and have agreed on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh with other EEU members before saying it intends to join the Union.
Political analyst Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan said Armenia had a chance to come up with its and Karabakh’s requirements at the meeting in Astana but missed it.
The head of the Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation Stepan Grigoryan said Armenia is not ready yet to join the EEU. The Armenian leadership has to make the society aware of the terms of the accession to the Union before signing the agreement, he said. –0--