Cooperation between EU, Customs Union possible: Hristea

Cooperation between EU, Customs Union possible: Hristea

YEREVAN, December 4. /ARKA/. Cooperation between the European Union and the Customs Union is quite possible and realistic, head of EU delegation to Armenia ambassador Traian Hristea said.

The EU was cooperating with the Russian Federation in the framework of “Partnership for Modernization” project, and the last thing it would want is building obstacles between the EU and the CU, Hristea told reporters Tuesday.

According to him, the of all association agreements is to create a uniform economic zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok.

Hristea expressed confidence the common zone will be based on WTO principles.
EU-Customs Union cooperation is quite realistic and desirable, the ambassador said.

Hristea stressed the European Union will continue assisting Armenia in human rights and management reforms.

Following their negotiations Armenian and Russian presidents made a statement saying Armenia intends to join the Customs Union. The roadmap for Armenia’s accession is expected to be signed in Moscow on December 24. According to earlier plans Armenia was to initial the association agreement with the EU.

On November 29 Armenia and the EU made a joint statement in Vilnius saying they will not initial the association agreement bearing in mind Yerevan’s new international commitments. –0--

12:29 04.12.2013

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