CU agreement has no provision for setting up customs checkpoints between Armenia and Karabakh – minister

CU agreement has no provision for setting up customs checkpoints between Armenia and Karabakh – minister

YEREVAN, August 15. /ARKA/. The Customs Union (CU) agreement has no provision for setting up a customs checkpoint between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Armenia’s ministry of economy Karen Chshmarityan told reporters on Thursday.

The process of ratification and signing of the agreement by heads of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus is under way, in line with the regulations valid in the countries. Armenia will join the agreement after this process is completed, the minister said.

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed an agreement about the Eurasian Economic Union in Astana on May 29. The agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2015. At the meeting Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan said Yerevan intended to join the agreement by mid June, but the respective documents have not been signed yet.

At a meeting with diplomats on July 1 Russian president Putin said Armenia would become a full-fledged member of the EEU very soon. N.V. –0--

11:45 15.08.2014

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