Ambassador: Armenia to join the Eurasian Economic Union this year

Ambassador: Armenia to join the Eurasian Economic Union this year

YEREVAN, July 18. /ARKA/. Russian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volinkin is convinced that Armenia will join the Eurasian Economic Union this year. “This year, for sure,” he told journalists adding that he couldn’t say when exactly.  

“But I can assure you that obstacles are exceptionally technical and that there is no politics at all,” the ambassador was quoted by Novosti-Armenia. “I am convinced that the agreement will be signed in a version acceptable to Armenia and other Eurasian Economic Union member countries.”  

On May 29, at a session of Eurasian Economic Council in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Armenian president expressed Yerevan’s intention to join the Eurasian Economic Union agreement until June 15. However, appropriate papers have not been signed so far. 

On July 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a meeting of Russian diplomats, said Armenian will become a full member of the union very soon.  

In resent days, media outlets quoted Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov as saying that the agreement between Armenia and Eurasian Economic Union is likely to be signed in October 2014 at a regular meeting of Eurasian Economic Union countries’ presidents in Minsk. --0---- 

14:48 18.07.2014

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