YEREVAN, September 12. /ARKA/. The Democratic Party of Armenia issued a statement today welcoming the country authorities’ decision to merge Armenia into the Customs Union.
Armenian and Russian presidents, Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin, made a joint statement after they met in Moscow one week ago. It has become known from the statement that Armenia has decided to join the Customs Union and it intends to take part in formation of Eurasian Economic Union in the future.
The announcement came as Armenia was poised to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union.
The party says that cooperation within the union is in tune with our country’s economic and social interests.
Armenian Democrats think that the country’s authorities, while negotiating with the Custom Union member countries, should present mechanisms of mutually beneficial cooperation, taking into account that there are no common borders. They should never omit Nagorno Karabakh’s interests, since the republic’s economic structures function in Armenia’s customs space.
“We think that membership in the Customs Union absolutely doesn’t bar Armenia from cooperating with other countries and unions,” the statement says. “If the European Union’s representatives are frank in their statements, then Armenia can continue its cooperation under the Association Agreement and can become a peculiar bridge between the European Union, the Customs Union and members of the future Eurasian Union.”
The Democratic Party of Armenia was founded in 1991 by Aram Sargsyan, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia. ---0---