Armenia, Georgia can benefit from being in different integration projects – Abrahamyan

Armenia, Georgia can benefit from being in different integration projects – Abrahamyan

YEREVAN, August 22. /ARKA/. Armenia and Georgia may benefit from being in different integration projects, Armenian premier Hovik Abrahamyan said, as cited by the government press office.

Armenia takes steps to join the Eurasian Economic Union, but still intends to actively cooperate with the EU, he said.

Armenia’s EEU membership in no way affects the economic relations with Georgia, the premier said during the talks with his Georgian counterpart Irakli Garibashvili in Yerevan on Thursday.

Garibashvili, in his turn, said Armenia and Georgia should take the advantage of being part of different integration projects for the benefit of the two countries.

“This will serve a good example to the global community”, The Georgian premier 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.

According to earlier mass media allegations, Kazakhstani foreign minister Yerlan Idrisov said the agreement with Armenia will be singe in October 2014.  –0-- 

12:52 22.08.2014

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