Customs border between armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh ruled out: Foreign Ministry
YEREVAN, September 6. /ARKA/. Establishing a customs border between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh is ruled out, deputy head of Armenian foreign ministry Shavarsh Kocharyan told reporters Thursday.
“For us Karabakh is the red line which we will never cross, and naturally, a frontier between Armenia and Karabakh is ruled out”, he said.
Kocharyan said Armenia never ruled out its accession to the Customs Union, but had negotiated with the Eurasian Commission and the Russian side to solve a number of problems obstructing the process.
“In particular, one of the key problems was that there is no common border between Armenia and Customs Union countries. As a result of multi-lateral negotiations we concluded it is beneficial to Armenia”, he said.
The deputy foreign minister said the negotiations helped find solutions to compensate for Armenia’s possible losses from the membership under the condition of no common border with Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
“You will have an opportunity to get a full idea about benefits of accession to the customs union for Armenia”, Kocharyan said.
Tuesday, after the negotiations between Armenia’s and Russia’s presidents, a statement was made saying Armenia intends to enter the Customs Union and participate later in formation of the Eurasian Economic Union. –0--