Armenia and Russian presidents to discuss Yerevan’s integration with customs union
YEREVAN, September 2. / ARKA /. Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet tomorrow in Moscow with his Armenian opposite number Serzh Sargsyan to discuss a variety of issues, including prospects of Armenia’s integration with the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Russian president, was quoted as saying by Russian RIA Novosti news agency.
“The presidents will also discuss integration processes within the CIS, specifically the prospects of cooperation of Armenia with the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan; also a set of issues relating to multilateral cooperation within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO),” Ushakov said.
He said the two presidents are expected to focus on security and stability issues in the South Caucasus, including steps to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Ushakov said. He said Russia is the leading foreign trade partner of Armenia, accounting for 23.5 % of Yerevan’s foreign trade. ---0---