Armenia hopes to sign customs union accession documents in May, minister says

Armenia hopes to sign customs union accession documents in May, minister says

YEREVAN, April 2. / ARKA /. Armenia hopes to sign a set of agreements to join the Customs Union in May, foreign minister Edward Nalbandian said in a speech delivered at the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO).

"We expect to complete the preparatory work for the accession to the Customs Union in April. Hopefully in May we will be able to sign the accession documents to join  the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space," he was quoted as saying by Russian ITAR-TASS news agency.

On September 3, Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, said in a joint statement that Armenia chose to join the Customs Union and take part in the formation of the Eurasian Union. 

The 250-page “roadmap” for Armenia’s accession was agreed to by the presidents of the union’s three member states as well as Armenia at a summit in Moscow last December.

It lists 262 administrative and legislative actions which Armenia must take in order to join the bloc. -0-

18:05 02.04.2014

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